I happened to be up at 6:30 am last Monday and shuffled down the driveway to get the paper. The trash guys from Time Disposal pulled up at about the same time and swiftly and deftly dumped the trash in the truck and were on their way. If everyone went about their jobs with the enthusiasm and energy as does this crew from Time Disposal, the world would be a much better place. These guys simply hustle – no bellyaching, no “what time do we get off” griping, no calling in sick on a snow day, no complaints. They just go about their business and get ‘er done, as Larry the Cable Guy might say. And they do it every Monday morning – Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day – doesn’t matter.
We have used Time Disposal since I don’t when – even back when they came to your back door and took the trash cans down to the curb themselves. I don’t know what we would do without our trash men.
Every Sunday night when I roll the trash container down to the curb, I am amazed at all we have accumulated in one short week. It’s just the two of us – me and Nancy – but we almost always have a full container of waste. Multiply that by millions of folks and it’s a serious problem.
According to a recent study, Americans trash seven pounds of material per person every single day—some 2,555 pounds of material per American every year. That’s a lot of trash. So why not recycle?
The problem with recycling is freight – it often costs more to take it to recycling centers than the trash is worth. The Chinese and Asian countries don’t want our trash anymore. We’re stuck with it.
I believe in a few short years, we will develop the technology to turn trash into energy, and that will solve a lot of the problems we face today. But in the meantime, my hat is off to those hard working fellows with Time Disposal.