City Trashman on Working “The Most Underrated Job in America” During COVID-19

In June, residents of Philadelphia became up in arms over delays in trash collection in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sanitation worker Terrill Haigler heard residents’ frustration as large black trash bags continued to pile up and line the city’s streets.

On a mission to shed some light into the duties of a sanitation worker, Terril created an Instagram account — @YaFavTrashman — to give people “an inside look at the daily habits of a trashman.”

Listen in on our conversation with Terrill about his misunderstood work, and about the profession he believes is “probably the most underrated job in America.”

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