History of the Garbage Man

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Today is National Garbage Collector Day! Celebrate by supporting all the workers who collect our trash, recyclables and other garbage!

 

The Beginning

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.

History of the Garbage Man
History of the Garbage Man

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. This brief history summarizes some facts and fiction that helped keep our planet clean.

Earliest Garbage Regulation Efforts

3000 B.C. – The first landfill is developed when Knossos, Crete digs large holes for refuse. Garbage is dumped and filled with dirt at various levels.

2000 B.C. – China develops methods of Composting/Recycling, and recycling bronze for later use.

500 B.C. – Athens, Greece develops new law claiming garbage must be dumped at least one mile from the city.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF GARBAGE

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Chruch Street School Playday

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The Church Street School held a Play Day on Monday, June 16th in Hamden, CT from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event saw students of the PK-6 school get to enjoy the beautiful weather with bounce houses, slides and other outdoor fun! All American Waste is a proud sponsor of the event hosted by physical education teacher and Hamden Field Hockey coach Tina Bouchard.

Church Street School Play Day
Students from the Church Street School in Hampden, CT enjoy thier Play Day sponsored by All American Waste and hosted by Tina Bouchard on June 16, 2014.
Church Street School Play Day
Students from the Church Street School in Hampden, CT enjoy thier Play Day sponsored by All American Waste and hosted by Tina Bouchard on June 16, 2014.
Church Street School Play Day
Students from the Church Street School in Hampden, CT enjoy thier Play Day sponsored by All American Waste and hosted by Tina Bouchard on June 16, 2014.
Church Street School Play Day
Students from the Church Street School in Hampden, CT enjoy thier Play Day sponsored by All American Waste and hosted by Tina Bouchard on June 16, 2014.
Church Street School Play Day
Students from the Church Street School in Hampden, CT enjoy thier Play Day sponsored by All American Waste and hosted by Tina Bouchard on June 16, 2014.
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Touch A Truck 2014

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June 1, 2014 in Woodbridge, CT. All American Waste participated in Touch A Truck 2014 where kids could some see, touch and sit in over 20 vehicles. There was a trackless train, bouncy slide, food and other family friendly activities including a free swim.

The event took place at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge, CT from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Touch A Truck Demonstration
Onlookers watch as a front load All American Waste truck demonstrates how it works at the Touch A Truck event at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge, CT on June 1, 2014.
Trackless Train at Touch A Truck
Visitors ride on a trackless train in front of a front load All American Waste truck at the Touch A Truck event at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge, CT on June 1, 2014.
Front Load Truck at Touch A Truck
An All American Waste front load truck at the Touch A Truck event at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge, CT on June 1, 2014.
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