Meet Mrs. Trashman

They say “behind every great man is a great woman” and we’d like to think Mr. Trashman (who has 4 sisters) agrees.  After 2.5 years of running Mr. Trashman, we decided it was time to introduce you to the woman behind Patrick, his wife of a little over 14 months, Michelle.

Patrick takes a lot of pride in operating a locally owned, family run business, and you may have noticed that sometimes Michelle calls or sends emails or updates our social media.  We wanted you to know she’s not a new employee but instead, family.

Michelle is originally from upstate NY, but has made the Boston area her home for the past 13 years.  She works full time as an Executive Assistant at one of the area’s top technology firms (of which the CEO and COO are both Mr. Trashman customers – thank you!) but helps Mr. Trashman out on weekends, holidays, and lunch breaks when she can.  Michelle is a proud University of Dayton graduate and, when not busy at work, enjoys volunteering for her alma matter.

While now entering the next stage of life – parenthood – Michelle will be home on maternity leave for the next few months and may be more visible than before.  She and Patrick want you to know they are aligned in their goal of providing the best service possible to their neighbors and surrounding towns while becoming more and more involved in the communities they serve.

Check out social media soon when Mr. & Mrs. Trashman are ready to announce more information about their newest little helper – a healthy baby boy!  Until then, thank you for your continued business and trust, and for making our family run business a part of your family.

Earth Day Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

Our customers are great at recycling, but there are still people who don’t recycle or are confused about how and what can be placed in their recycling barrel. With Earth Day this weekend, we thought we’d share some tips to help you (and the planet!) out.

What is Recyclable?

You can recycle water, soda and juice bottles. Empty the containers and give them a good rinse. Milk and juice jugs, ketchup and salad dressing bottles, and even yogurt and pudding cups can all be recycled.

Most paper is recyclable, including mail, office and school papers, magazines, catalogs, newspapers, and phone books. Cardboard and paper packaging can also be recycled, just please break down boxes.

Glass bottles, jars, and metal food and beverage cans are all recyclable. You don’t have to remove labels – just remove the lids and rinse them out. Remember – don’t crush cans before recycling.

What Can’t be Recycled in Your Curbside Bin?

Some items can’t be recycled at home, but other programs accept them. Plastic bags are recyclable, but not in your home bins since they can get tangled in the machinery at recycling facilities. They can be recycled at many retail and grocery stores, usually up front near the checkouts.

The following paper items should also be kept out of your curbside bins: paper plates and cups, paper soiled with food, napkins, and gift-wrap.

Glass items, like drinking glasses, ceramic dishes, vases, windows, and mirrors can’t be recycled. Try to reuse or donate these things to keep them out of the waste stream.

Alternatives for Hazardous Waste

Many items in your home are considered household hazardous waste. They can’t be placed in your home recycling or garbage bin and should be disposed of at other locations.

Some examples are paint and electronics. You may place dried out paint (lid off, completely dry) in your trash, but wet paint cannot be put in your trash.

Electronics cannot be disposed of in your curbside bins, but many retailers (like Best Buy or Staples) will take your electronics for recycling.

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Your recyclables should not put out in a tied plastic bag.  Leaving our recyclables loose is the best method but, if they must be in a bag, please leave the bag open so recyclables will easily fall out at the recycling facility.

Have other items you need to dispose of but can’t put them out for Mr. Trashman? Check your town’s website to see if/when they will be holding a Household Hazard Waste Collection Day in your area

How to Reach & Hear from Us!

As many of you know, we physically relocated our trucks to Acton, MA on April 1 when we took ownership of Mr. Trashman. We truly wanted to be the locally owned and operated business, and in the coming months and years we hope to become more and more involved in the communities we serve and will look to you, our customers, for ideas on where we can best help.

If you have not done so already, please update all of our contact information as our address and email have changed. Our phone number remains the same.

Email:                                       trashmaninfo@gmail.com

Please add this email address to your safe senders list as this is where all newsletters and billing information will be sent from. Bills are emailed electronically June 8-10 for this upcoming quarter … if you do not see it, please check your spam. To ensure delivery of our emails, we encourage you to add trashmaninfo@gmail.com as one of your email contacts. Email also the best way to contact Patrick with a question as he is out driving your trucks doing pick-ups daily, M-F.

We also sent an email before the Memorial Day holiday with delayed pick-up information. If you did not see it, check your spam and again, add us to your safe senders list.

Mailing address:                100 Powdermill Road, Suite 248, Acton, MA 01720

Note, this is a UPS store in front of where the trucks are housed in an industrial park on Knox Trail.

Phone:                                     508-278-6910

Lastly, please check our our social media pages. All last minute news as well as general company and trash information will be posted here, so please like, follow, and share!

https://www.facebook.com/MrTrashman/                            https://twitter.com/MrTrashmanMA