Now that’s ser­vice

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: City waste col­lec­tion

Wow! I’m im­pressed. Of­ten, we hear com­plaints about the hard work­ing men and women who do the weekly waste col­lec­tion. To­day, how­ever, I have to com­pli­ment the driver and the col­lec­tor on my block.

Be­cause of the Mon­day hol­i­day, our col­lec­tion was on Tues­day in­stead. The re­cy­cling and or­ganic waste truck came by but the trash can stayed at the end of my drive­way late into the evening.

Think­ing I had sim­ply been missed, I moved it to the back­yard and was pre­pared to keep it un­til next Mon­day. How­ever, at 1:35 p.m. Wed­nes­day I heard the un­mis­tak­able grind of the garbage truck in front of my house. Still in my house­coat (fight­ing off a bug of some kind) I went to the door and said to for­get me and ex­plained I had moved my pail to the back. The col­lec­tor, a hand­some man with white hair and mous­tache, of­fered to get it from the yard while the driver, an­other strap­ping fel­low, waited. These guys de­serve a big THANK YOU, and a medal. Christina Gule­witsch, Hamil­ton

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