Workers in trash collection are seeing additional hurdles given the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to CNBC:
“During the coronavirus pandemic, trash collection faces two big problems: One, handling medical waste that contains gear contaminated with Covid-19. And two, the trash bags piling up on the street corners of America as residents stay-at-home. Residential trash volumes could increase by 30%, according to one of the largest waste management companies in the U.S., Republic Services. Garbage collection workers are at risk themselves.”