Friday morning, at Lizemores Elementary School, students had the experience of seeing how trash trucks work from Waste Management. Students learned about safety that the trash truck workers have to use on a daily basis, what the different jobs are at waste management and how things generally work. James Holcomb and Shane Thornton were the employees from Waste Management who came to do the demonstration for the students at Lizemores Elementary.
After learning about daily tasks and safety precautions, students were able to venture out to the parking lot to see how the truck works when it’s getting trash from residential/suburban areas here in West Virginia. The students had a blast and got to sit in the truck and see all of the controls and everything and learn about the process of being certified on driving a trash truck.
Some fun facts that were shared with the students about the specific truck that came to visit were: that specific truck picks up trash from about 1,000 homes per day and that it weighs the same amount equal to 12 elephants, just to give you an idea on how heavy it is. Thank you so much to Waste Management and to Mr. Holcomb and Mr. Thorton for their demonstration! The kids really enjoyed it!