Commingled Conversation: Joe Winters

Commingled Conversation: Joe Winters

A light-hearted Q&A with the president of Winters Bros. Waste Systems of CT.

Joe Winters, president of Winters Bros. Waste Systems of CT, greatly values his family, including the members he never met. Peruse our informal Q&A with the man to discover why it’s probably not a good idea to engage him in fisticuffs, no matter how dismissive he is of 60s-era rock bands.

Waste Age: What is your pet peeve?

Winters: When people say it can’t be done.

Waste Age: What is your idea of the perfect day?

Winters: Working out, spending time with my family and golfing in the afternoon.

Waste Age: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Winters: The best advice I ever received was from my father: If you want to be the best, you have to work the hardest.

Waste Age: What was the last book you read?

Winters: Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Lincoln.”

Waste Age: What is your favorite movie?

Winters: Rudy.

Waste Age: What is your favorite TV show?

Winters: Boardwalk Empire.

Waste Age: Beatles or Rolling Stones?

Winters: U2.

Waste Age: What is the strangest piece of trash you’ve ever come across?

Winters: Llama manure from a residential route.

Waste Age: Do you prefer the beach or mountains?

Winters: Beach.

Waste Age: What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

Winters: My wife.

Waste Age: If you could invite three people — living or dead — to a dinner party, who would they be?

Winters: My father, my father’s father, “Joe Winters,” who I never got to meet, and my mother’s mother, who I also never got to meet.

Waste Age: If you weren’t serving in your current role, what would you like to be?

Winters: A pro golfer.

Waste Age: What is your favorite sports team?

Winters: The New York Jets.

Waste Age: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Winters: The ability to read minds.

Waste Age: What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?

Winters: A helicopter ride with my son over the Grand Canyon.

Waste Age: What’s the one talent you have that not many people know about?

Winters: I am a former pro boxer.

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