Waste Management in Hobbs, N.M., has partnered with the Hobbs Police Department to train drivers as “backup” to help reduce illegal activity in the community. So far, 35 drivers have gone through the triaging and have helped out police by providing tips and calling in suspicious activity.
Members of the waste and recycling industry in San Jose are also working with local police departments to catch car thieves, and companies like Republic Services Inc., Waste Management Inc. and other haulers are participating in community watch programs to help combat crime.
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For residents in Hobbs, Wednesday is just another regular day to place the trash out on the curb. But for drivers who pick that trash up, it’s more than a day to throw out just trash. It’s an opportunity to throw out crime.
Waste Management in Hobbs teamed up with the Hobbs Police Department to train drivers as “backup” to reduce illegal activity in the community.