Waste Management drivers to keep an eye out during the RNC and beyondSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 10:03
Waste Management drivers to keep an eye out during the RNC and beyond
By Jodie Tillman and Laura C. Morel, Times Staff Writers
In Print: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Waste Management operates a “Waste Watch’’ community safety program. Haulers take note of suspicious activity.
TAMPA — Anarchists, terrorists and plain old thieves and creeps, your new foe wears work boots and fluorescent vests.
Meet the garbage men.
Or maybe not. If Waste Management haulers do as they were trained Tuesday morning, they likely won't leave their trucks. But they will take notes.
"Don't get involved," said the narrator on a training video. "Your job is to observe and report."
The Houston-based company's "Waste Watch" community safety program made its local debut Tuesday before more than 120 employees at its 40th Street facility in Hillsborough County.