‘Trash’ men and women proud to serve public’s recycling and waste management needs during COVID-19 pandemic (Guest viewpoint)

By Kim Brodeur and Shawn Asher | Guest viewpoint

Annually, Massachusetts residents, businesses, and town buildings and schools create about seven million tons of trash, several millions tons of recyclables, and more than one million tons of construction and demolition debris and bulky waste — stuff like couches, carpeting, large toys, refrigerators, and wood from house repairs. We are two of the several thousand employees in Massachusetts who, every day, collect, process, and dispose the material. We bet that you have not wondered who picks up your trash and where it goes. That’s OK with us because it means we are doing our jobs…

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