What time does the day start and end for the people who drive garbage and recycling trucks? I hear their trucks running before 6:30 a.m. If they started at 8 like most services do, people could set their trash out in the morning rather than the night before without having the problem of animals tearing the bags and scattering trash.
Marty Stegeman, director of Central Service, says all garbage and recycling routes start at 6 a.m. Typically, those drivers end their day at 2 p.m.
“The schedule is set by a working agreement with the union,” he said. “(Changing the start times) would take a contract change.”
Stegeman said his drivers have seen “some predation of trash bags, but it’s not severe.”