Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Need to Know

Garbage Man Surprises Toddler Who Loves Trash Trucks

NWRA Requests FHWA to Lift Weight Requirements During COVID-19 Pandemic
Evan Brenneman, age 2, has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes his body think he is constantly hungry.

A 2-year-old boy from Plainfield, Ind., has been fascinated with anything on wheels since he was 9 months old, according to a WDRB report. The fascination led to the boy and his mother waiting from their porch to greet the trash truck as it makes its rounds each Thursday.

The toddler, Evan Brenneman, has Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), a genetic disorder that makes his body think he is constantly hungry, according to reports. The local trash company, Ray’s Trash Service, has twice sponsored the family’s annual walk to raise awareness and funding for PWS research.

Evan, who will turn 3 this month, formed a bond with garbage man James Bullock during their weekly trash pickup meet and greets. Bullock recently joined the family in an early birthday celebration for Evan.

WDRB has more details:

Two-year-old Evan Brenneman is enamored with the orange trash truck that stops at his Plainfield, Ind., home each week to the point that he’s befriended the driver.

While waiting to greet Ray’s Trash Service driver James Bullock from his home Thursday, Evan was surprised with a backpack full of swag from the trash hauler that included a T-shirt, beanie, stickers and a miniature orange trash truck.

“Now you are an official Ray’s employee,” Bullock said as he pulled the backpack out the truck.

Read the full article here.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.