With the hopes of aiding law enforcement efforts in cities across the U.S., Republic Services, Waste Management and other haulers are teaming up with police departments by participating in community watch programs.
A few months ago, Waste Management in Hobbs, N.M., partnered with the Hobbs Police Department to train drivers as “backup” to help reduce illegal activity in the community. And now, the company has launched a Waste Watch program in North Palm Beach, Fla., and Martin County, Fla.
The program will train drivers to become the eyes and ears of the communities they are serving so that they can report any emergencies or suspicious activities to the police department during their routes.
WPTV has more:
Garbage truck drivers in North Palm Beach and Martin County are taking on additional responsibilities to keep you safe.
Waste Management, a commercial and residential waste and recycling service provider, is rolling out its "Waste Watch" program.
The program teaches drivers to become the eyes and ears of our communities. On Thursday, dozens were trained on things they should look for and report.