Longtime DSNY worker explains his secret to staying in shape is to keep moving.

Waste360 Staff, Staff

August 2, 2018

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At Age 75, DSNY Worker Keeps it Moving

Joseph Caggiano is 75 years old, and he’s been working for the New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) since 1966.

He began his sanitation career collecting trash in Midtown before landing a desk job preparing the artwork for graphics and maps. Now, Caggiano drives a truck that picks up large metal containers of recyclables.

He’s also no stranger to heavy lifting. Over the years, Caggiano has handled household collections and bulk pickup of heavy furniture, such as sofas and mattresses. He said his secret to staying in shape is to keep moving.

Spectrum News NY1 has more:

Joseph Caggiano gets up at 4 a.m. every morning, giving him enough time to make the 5:30 a.m. roll call at work.

This has been Caggiano’s routine for more than half a century. He’s 75 years old and has been working for the Department of Sanitation since 1966, making him its longest-serving employee.

"I like doing what I do," Caggiano said.

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