A light-hearted Q&A with the owner of Albreada Refuse & Sweeping, LLC.

August 7, 2012

2 Min Read
Commingled Conversation: Donald Albreada

Born and raised in Torrington, Conn., Donald Albreada has been active in the trash business for more than 30 years. He is currently the sole owner of Albreada Refuse & Sweeping, LLC, located in his hometown. Though Albreada’s apparently not a fan of working within the constraints of a given question, we’ll cut this Sinatra-loving family man some slack as long as he keeps bending the rules to sing our praises.

Waste Age: What is your pet peeve?

Albreada: When I try to teach somebody something and they don’t listen.

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

Albreada: Having a smooth day at work.

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

Albreada: “Work hard and good things will happen.”

Waste Age: What was the last book you read?

Albreada: It was actually a magazine — Waste Age!

Waste Age: What is your favorite movie?

Albreada: “The Godfather.”

Waste Age: What is your favorite TV show?

Albreada: “60 Minutes.”

Waste Age: Beatles or Rolling Stones?

Albreada: Frank Sinatra.

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

Albreada: I have seen so many strange things. There is not one that stands out.

Waste Age: Do you prefer the beach or mountains?

Albreada: Beach; preferably an island.

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

Albreada: Three things: My wife and two daughters.

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

Albreada: My father and two brothers, who passed at an early age.

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

Albreada: An airline pilot.

Waste Age: What is your favorite sports team?

Albreada: The New York Yankees.

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

Albreada: The ability to go back in time.

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

Albreada: Rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

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

Albreada: Auto racing, flying and winter sports.

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