We at Priority Waste love taking care of the junk you do not want around anymore. But enough about business – today is National Spoil Your Dog Day! So let’s take some time to give our furry canine friends some LOVE!
Many of you have been reaching out and asking what you can do to help out and show your appreciation to our essential Priority Waste workers during this pandemic. First, thank you for your consideration and kindness!
We love seeing the metro Detroit community come together and look out for one another. Staying safe throughout this coronavirus pandemic has been a challenge for everyone – especially waste collector providers.
This post is going to cover a few steps YOU can start taking to help us ensure the safety of our metro Detroit waste providers!
How To Keep Sanitation Workers Safe During COVID-19
- Make sure all your trash is bagged and tied closed before being sent out to the curb for pickup.
- Consider wiping down and sanitizing the handles of your waste bins before and after.
- Always honor the 6 feet distance rule. We miss giving you high fives and saying hello to our community but in order to protect your family and our workers, it is best we smile and wave to one another from a safe distance.
We want to stress that these steps are not required by the city or our company. They are only given as a suggestion to try and help eliminate the spread and keep our community safe. #StopTheSpread
Thank you again for showing kindness and endless support to your metro Detroit waste service provider, Priority Waste.
Most everyday objects can be taken out with your weekly trash. This is smaller debris that fits easily inside a standard garbage bag. Occasionally, you may need to throw away something larger. These items require a special request to ensure that they are collected and removed promptly.
What Is Considered Bulk Garbage?
Anything too large or heavy to go out with the regular trash is considered bulk. The most common types of bulk objects include furniture, mattresses, and appliances. These are bigger things found in most households that occasionally need to be replaced.
If you are not sure about whether your item would require bulk pickup, contact your waste management company. They can verify whether you will need to make a bulk request.
What Items Require Special Handling?
Some objects contain potentially hazardous materials and may require special handling or recycling. Air conditioners, freezers, and refrigerators fall into this category. These appliances contain refrigerant and other substances that may need to be removed, so they don’t end up in the natural environment. Talk to your waste collector to determine the best way to get rid of any bulk items that requires special handling.
How Do I Request Bulk Pickup Service?
If you are a Priority Waste customer, let us know what you have, and we’ll suggest the best, most economical removal options. We are here to aid you in keeping your property and your community clean and safe for everyone.
Just over 3 years ago, I started a new life. Meeting my new wife Lisa, we got married this past May joining our lives with the now modern family. My son and daughter, Brandon 18 and Hunter 20, Lisa’s son and daughter Ashton 16 and Payton 12, along with our pup Gizmo. In my earlier years 1990-1996, I enlisted in the Army where I attended Airborne School and Ranger School while being stationed in Alaska and North Carolina. I changed my career path completely with the help of a friend that I currently enjoy working with. I earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. During the Lions football season I work part time at Ford Field as a Supervisor of security for the games and some concerts throughout the year.
I switched careers from the security field of 15 plus years to driving a truck, placing me here at Priority Waste. Priority Waste has made me feel very appreciated everyday since the first day I started driving here, from ownership to management. It’s nice to be able to get up and actually enjoy my job on a daily basis. My truck is my office that I take great pride in.
My time away from work I enjoy traveling to the warm sunny beaches near the equator with a fruity drink in my hand. I also love going up north and to my cabin in Atlanta where I spend a considerable amount of time in the woods hiking, hunting and riding 4 wheelers. At home, we are fortunate to have a beautiful yard where I like to BBQ, Griddle, and spend time in our pool floating with friends and family.
Hope everyone has a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!
Matthew Truck #105