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SWANA Membership for Small Businesses

SWANA for Small Business The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has a growing network of over 10,000 members in 46 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. While those members include some big names you are sure to recognize, many of those members represent small companies. As a small business, it is important … Read more

Glen E. Elliott, Founder & Chairman of Elliott Equipment Company passes away

Obituary Glen Eugene Elliott was born July 5, 1928 in Oelwein, Iowa to Joe and Ethel Elliott. Glen’s mother passed away in child birth when Glen was 5 years old. Glen’s grandparents raised him on the farm with his brothers and sister for four years. The family was reunited when Glen’s father remarried, but family … Read more

Trucks & Parts Names Matt McLeish As Chief Operating Officer

Trucks & Parts (Tampa, FL / Philadelphia, PA / Dallas, TX) recently appointed Matt McLeish to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer for their network of truck dealerships. Scott Dols, CEO of Trucks & Parts said, “Trucks & Parts is committed to hiring the very best people at every level of our organization. Because of … Read more

Nisly Brothers Trash Services – A Great Company

We were asked to do a Touch-a-Truck at an elementary school in Hutchinson. Jonathan, one of our drivers who services a lot of towns, gladly agreed to do this. He showed the children how he empties the carts, and they loved it! The children asked questions about the truck and how it works. They also … Read more

10 Major Dates in Garbage Man History

Did you know this respected profession goes back to at least 3000 B.C.? This holiday season, we want to remember the impact that garbage workers have had on our history. Here are 10 milestones in garbage history: 1350 A.D. – The first garbage men got their jobs when England passed a law requiring front yards to … Read more

Live Oak Environmental, LLC is a Great Company

Thank you to all of our super hero employees here at Live Oak! We appreciate you always!!Happy Waste & Recycling Workers Week!! Waste Services ExpertsOur company leaders have more than 70 years of combined experience in the waste services and trucking industries. Through the in-depth knowledge and experience our team has accumulated, we’ve gained unique … Read more

Trash Day is Every Night with Garbage Truck Beds

While some people might look forward to Fridays, others know that waste and recycling pickup day is the real highlight of the week. Is it the noise, the lights, the BIG truck, the friendly neighborhood waste and recycling workers? We may never know for sure what makes curbside pickup special and magical for so many … Read more

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | America Recycles Day 2019 | Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Reduce – Reuse – Recycle! America Recycles Day is November 15th

Happy America Recycles Day – November 15 There is no better time than today to start recycling! According to America Recycles Day, 75,496 people have signed the #BeRecycled pledge. If you sign the pledge, here is what you will be committing to do: Learn – I will find out what materials are collected for recycling … Read more

Keeping Our Waste & Recycling Workers Safe This Winter

Shorter Days, Darker Mornings The Winter Solstice falls on December 21 and marks the shortest day of the year. With the sun rising later in the morning and setting earlier in the evening, waste and recycling workers are even more likely to be providing curbside collection services in the dark. Darker mornings mean lower visibility … Read more

Casella Waste Systems – Showing Love in Ithaca, NY

Heading into the weekend dressed to impress! ✨ These #CasellaFans were over the moon excited when their local Ithaca, NY driver Debbie Brazo surprised them each with their own custom Super Fan Box filled with goodies.