14 Nov '11, 11am

Behind the scenes: A Day in the Life of a Recycling Driver

Behind the scenes: A Day in the Life of a Recycling Driver

Earth911 joined Recology's Dave Franzoa (L) and Fernando Gonzalez (R) on their garbage and recycling collection route in San Francisco to get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a driver. Photo: Alexis Petru, Earth911 On a chilly November morning in San Francisco, two garbage collectors in bright yellow reflective jackets trudge up and down the city’s famous Filbert Street Steps, a stairway with 400-odd steps on one of the city’s steepest streets. Many apartments on Filbert Street are only accessible by the stairs, so this is where residents set out their garbage and recycling carts. Working in the early morning twilight, the men locate each cart and then empty the recyclables into a bin they’re carrying and the trash into a burlap sack. When they’ve serviced each cart, they head back to the truck, hauling the bin and burlap sack, and pour out the materials in...

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