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Joe + The Toy Truck

The Story of the Toy Truck

From the very start of Momentum Recycling, we felt that it was extremely important to establish honest, genial relationships in the communities we serve.  That interface with the community we knew would be afforded by using semi-automated trucks where the driver exits the truck to complete the collection.

In his “front-line” role as a truck driver for Momentum Recycling, Joe (pictured below) noticed how many kids along his route just LOVED to see him drive up in the big recycling truck.  Many parents had previously told Joe about how much their children looked forward to seeing the truck and how fascinated they seemed by it.

Joe + Toy Truck

One day while at the store, Joe noticed some toy trucks (similar to Matchbox cars) just like the one he drives at Momentum Recycling – so he bought a small stash of trucks and began taking them with him on his routes.

On September 23, the first appropriate opportunity came for Joe to give one of the toy trucks to a little boy who was about 2-years-old.  During his route, a mom and her son were outside and the little boy became so excited to see the truck and started waving at Joe.  So Joe grabbed a toy truck from inside the cab, brought it over and gave it to the little boy.  The mom said, “You made his day!”  …what the mom might not have known, was that it made Joe’s day too.

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Momentum Recycling is so lucky to have employees like Joe and for the opportunity to connect with the people in the communities we serve. Thank you all so much for your continued support!