Sanitation Crews Praised

Editor, News-Register:

Just slightly over seven years ago, I left Wheeling to pursue employment opportunities that were not available in my hometown. As a native Wheelingite, I was acutely aware of the myriad advantages of living in the Northern Panhandle — particularly the support services that were provided by the City of Wheeling.

For many years, I was a big fan of the Sanitation workers and the excellent job that they perform. In older days, we would have called them garbage men. Regardless of the appellation of choice, these workers have always worked hard at tasks which most of us would assiduously avoid.

The past week and a half, I have been once again a citizen of Wheeling. Moving entailed the creation of several mounds of trash. In other places where I lived, placing this much trash out for collection would have incurred extra fees or would not have been collected (since that many bags would be greatly over the imposed limit).

With confidence, I remembered the fine sanitation collection services when I previously lived in the city, but was a bit wary in placing so many trash bags in the alley adjoining my new home.

For two weeks, every single piece of trash has been collected efficiently and effectively. Additionally, the talented driver of the large collection truck must back down the alley in reverse to collect the trash. It’s an amazing feat to watch — a skill I could never master.

So, once again, I am in awe of the consistently fine work that is done by Wheeling’s sanitation workers. We should be proud of the good work done by them and the quality of public service that they provide.

Thank you for all that you do to keep our neighborhoods safe and clean!

Charles A. Julian



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