As a society, we try to be appreciative of the people who provide us services. We tip wait staff at restaurants as well as delivery drivers and coffee baristas. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve celebrated first responders who have risked their own health to care for everyone else. But there are some services that go mostly unseen. You may never meet your trash pickup crew, but you reap the benefits of their work week after week. In today’s blog, let’s show some appreciation for waste management professionals by explaining what it is they do for you.


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Often, homeowners don’t think much about bringing their trash bins out to the curb and bringing them back in empty the next day. If you recycle, you might also not think about your recycling that much once it’s gone. But try to imagine what it would be like if no one picked up your trash or recycling. As human beings, we need a clean space in order to function — not to mention garbage can develop quite a stench. Your trash pickup crew spares you from having to live with that by removing your trash and recycling week after week.

Picked Up Garbage Means Fewer Pests

You know who does love piles of smelly garbage, though? Raccoons and other pests that can climb into your trash cans. Raccoons are clever. They have a habit of getting into trash cans and even taking the lid off. But sometimes in their excitement they can knock things over, causing a mess. Also, homeowners tend to like pests to stay clear of their home. Because your waste workers pick up your trash every week, raccoons are less likely to come knocking.

The Inside of Your Home Stays Clean

We think of trash pickup as something outside of our home, but that’s an oversimplification. Indirectly, your trash pickup company also helps you keep the interior of your house clean. After all, disposal is an important part of housecleaning. If your trash is always full, you can’t dispose of new trash, which means it lies around your home. Regular trash pickup keeps your home from turning into a sty, so you can move around freely.

Waste Workers Work Through the Pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, trash and recycling pickup has become riskier. Trash and recycling involves a lot of germs that can put trash pickup crews in a vulnerable position. Every garbage man or woman takes safety precautions, of course, to lessen the chances of contracting COVID-19. But this is another profession that continues to provide this essential service through the pandemic, even at their own risk.

At Brazos Valley Trash Valet & Recycling, our waste workers are here for you both in our trash pickup services and recycling collection. Even the single stream recycling team at the recycling processing center is there to ensure the best service for you. Contact us today to learn more or to sign up for our monthly subscription.