City of Houston Solid Waste Management Celebrates Waste and Recycling Workers Week

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The Beginning – Garbage Man History 101

As you can imagine, the world would be a disgusting place without the garbage man. For many years people burned waste, fed it to animals, buried it, and most commonly, tossed it over their shoulder. Some cities became buried, and built over the waste, and others pioneered new ways to save their cities from vermin and disease. Recycling began as a necessity and ended up in present day as a responsibility to the environment.

The most amazing thing about garbage collection is the fact that it was there in the beginning and it will be there in the end. It was part of the package deal when we hit this planet. Our consumerism in the United States only gets larger every day.

As we continue to celebrate National Garbage Man week lets continue to show our love and appreciation for the men and women of our great City that keep our neighborhoods clean and green!