CHARLOTTE, N.C. [June 21, 2018] – Leading North American manufacturer of waste handling
equipment, Wastequip, demonstrated its support for garbage workers in honor of National Garbage
Man Day with a celebration and youth education event at the Milton Road Boys & Girls Club. The
celebration provided an opportunity for the City of Charlotte, Waste Pro and drivers from Republic
Services to bring their trucks and share their stories and for the children to learn about recycling,
waste industry careers and safety skills.
Marty Bryant, CEO of Wastequip, said, “We are proud to recognize garbage workers for being
humble heroes in honor of National Garbage Man Day and to offer educational opportunities for
Boys & Girls Club members by teaching them about careers in the waste industry.”
Wastequip staff volunteered with Boys & Girls Club members by reading to them, helping them
write thank you notes to the garbage men, doing a recycled birdfeeder craft together and presenting a
Q&A about waste industry careers. There were 75 members that were split into three groups, with
ages ranging from kindergarten to high school. Each group also rotated outside to visit the trucks,
meet the garbage men and learn safety skills from the City of Charlotte.
“We are always eager to add new experiences for our Club members during the summer,” said
Marty Clary, executive director of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte.
“We are so thankful to Wastequip for putting this together. It will be a tremendous opportunity for
our kids to learn about all of the careers available in the industry and have fun at the same time.”
Through philanthropic efforts, Wastequip promotes a culture of goodwill by supporting charitable
organizations and causes like the Milton Road Boys & Girls Club through giving and volunteering.
To learn more, visit www.wastequip.com/about/wastequipcares.
Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, based in
Charlotte, N.C., with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive
dealer network in the industry. Wastequip's broad range of waste handling equipment and systems is
used to collect, process and transport recyclables, solid waste, liquid waste and organics. The
company's brands include Wastequip, Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Mountain Tarp, Cusco, Go To
Parts, and Accurate. For more information, visit www.wastequip.com.
ABOUT THE SALVATION ARMY BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER CHARLOTTE
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs was founded locally in 1935 on North Poplar Street. Today,
eight clubs serve more than 1,800 members in Mecklenburg and Union counties. Programs include
academics, recreation, the arts, character and leadership, and health and life skills. The clubs are
located in diverse neighborhoods from Charlotte Housing Authority sites to the nation’s only club in
a homeless shelter. The Boys & Girls Clubs is a division of The Salvation Army of Greater
Charlotte. For more information, visit www.bgccharlotte.org.