We continue to be blown away by the acts of courage and determination taking place across all parts of the amazing waste, recycling and organics industry. Thanks to those who’ve heeded our call to let us know about the #EverydayHeroes out there.
Here are a few new ones we especially liked:
We loved learning about Maryland-based recycling company Sun Services, whose partner Gary Shipp discovered 36,000 new and unopened N95 masks while unloading dumpsters last year. “He saved the protective gear, and now Shipp and his partners, Andrew Springer and son Brian Shipp, are donating them to local hospitals and nursing homes.” Truly amazing! Get the full story here.
Rachel Revoy, communications manager at Colorado-based 5280 Waste Solutions, wrote in to Waste360 to say how the company’s lead driver supervisor, Tommy Atencio, has been ultra proactive and focused during this time to keep his team and his community safe.
“The drivers are self-quarantined by nature of spending their days isolated in their trucks,” she says. “Every morning at 5:30 a.m., the drivers line up while keeping a safe distance from one another. Tommy hands each of the 26 drivers a bag with disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, rubber gloves and a spray bottle with bleach. We’re pushing on. These are the local guys out here doing their part.” Read more here.
This video Tweet is one of the most heartwarming things we’ve seen in a while:
And check out these other awesome posts that are all about love and appreciation for the vital services provided by #EverydayHeroes everywhere.
Thank you to ALL of the #EverydayHeroes out there—those who’ve been publicly acknowledged and the many more who deserve to be. Please keep the shout-outs coming! Email us at [email protected].