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Chances are you don’t think much about your garbage once you toss it to the curb. Have you ever stopped to think about the men and women who work hard every day to take care of that garbage? National Garbage Man Day is celebrated the week of June 17th and offers us the opportunity to think about our garbage man (or woman) and just how much they do to make our world a better place.

Imagine The World Without The Garbage Man

What happened to trash before the garbage man? Here’s a hint: it didn’t just magically disappear! People would burn, bury, toss, or feed their garbage to animals. In the early 1900s, they would just dump their garbage into the ocean or any wasteland available. Many cities were completely buried in filth and disease. Yuck! Imagine the smell of that kind of society. It was not until the mid-20th century that the garbage man first emerged to save us all from our own waste.

Front Line Of Environmental Protection

The garbage man has many roles, all of which revolve around one central goal: to keep our planet clean, safe, and healthy for all of us to exist here. They achieve this goal by responsibly disposing of our garbage in a professional manner to avoid the days of old in which trash filled the streets along with the diseases and pests that came along with it. Ultimately, the garbage man is on the front line of environmental protection. Without them, our planet would be overrun by disease, filth, and likely would not be suitable for life as we know it.

It’s A Tough Job

Garbage men often get a bad rap. Many parents threaten their children that if they don’t do well in school they will end up “being a garbage man one day.” While waste management may not be at the top of many “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up” lists, this is truly a profession without which we would all be in pretty bad shape. It is also a tough profession. Garbage men work in almost any conditions all year round, often 10 or more hours a day. They put themselves through strenuous lifting and repetitive motions, which is extremely taxing on the body. Their work often goes completely unnoticed, yet if they miss a pickup day due to weather or mechanical trouble we immediately notice.

Thank Your Garbage Man Today

Use National Garbage Man Day the week of June 17th as an occasion to take the time to thank you garbage man for the hard work he does every day to keep our planet clean, healthy, and safe. Maybe even consider a card or small gift as a gesture to say “thank you” for their efforts to make our lives better. From all of us at Chuck It Junk Removal, we salute garbage men all around the world!