Make A Difference Monday: Public Works Goes Above and Beyond

Posted on Monday November 07, 2022
Public Works employees made a little boy's day with a special visit.

This Halloween, Mia Striano knew the perfect costume idea for her 18-month-old son, Dominic.  His favorite Monday morning activity is watching at the door for the Public Works Trash and Recycling trucks to come by.  So with Halloween falling on a Monday, Dominic dressed as his favorite municipal machine - a trash truck - and showed the laborers his costume as they collected their route. 

When Mia shared the photos with the Township, the employees at the Public Works Yard couldn't contain their enthusiasm at the moment of positivity.  It's not often that public employees get to see themselves as role models. "When Dominic supported us with his Halloween costume, it lifted our spirits, we wanted to lift his spirits too," said Refuse/Recycling Superintendent Mike Bodo.

A number of Public Works employees each chipped in and ordered Dominic his very own toddler recycling truck.  The employees came out with a lineup of trucks from the garage, refuse, recycling, leaf collection, and highway roles to be a part of the surprise. Mike even added a child's vest so Dominic could look the part.

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"Opportunities like this don’t happen every day," Mike said. "Seeing Dom’s excitement looking at the trucks boosted the morale of the department on a Monday morning."

Dominic, for his part, will be busy keeping his home litter-free with his new recycling truck - and the guys on Truck 618 will be looking out for their #1 fan every Monday on Route A.

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