An excerpt from the May 2020 issue of Waste Advantage Magazine, which you can read here!
To protect our hard-working customer service driven employees, we wanted to increase our attention to detail by implementing mandatory daily disinfecting and cleaning procedures by our Maintenance Department for each route truck. When a truck finishes from its daily route and is parked, our team uses a germicidal disinfecting detergent. It is applied to all interior surfaces, including, but not limited to, steering wheels, seats, floors, dash, doors, operations controls, buttons, switches, etc. This allows them to worry about the already safety intensive job and gives them the peace of mind every day that they are returning to safe working environment. It’s very important to us to protect our family of employees. We are evaluating and making changes as new challenges come our way. We have found it very important to be able to adjust on the fly.
We have also taken an important role in supporting our employees, their families, and small businesses forced to shut their doors during the stay at home order. In addition to supplying mask, gloves, sanitizer, soap and water for every working employee, we also implemented hourly and weekly payroll raises. We have added more staffing and rented more collection equipment to allow us to shorten our routes and get our employees routes completed earlier so they too can return home to protect and support their families, who like many of us, have kids home from school and spouses who may be temporarily unemployed. We also have recently implemented purchasing boxed lunches from many local bars and grills that are our customers, on a weekly basis for all our staff to have a bring along lunch or a take home dinner.