Reflecting On National Garbage Man Day

A Week of Celebrating the Waste Industry

Every year in June is the “National Garbage Man Day” week! Waste Collection workers around the world work many long hours of hard work to remove waste materials, and keep our planet clean. Many may wonder why Garbage Men deserve to have an entire week dedicated to them. gives insight into why this week of celebration was started.

Practically, if the waste management industry were to decide to take a day off, we would quickly revert back to medieval waste management practices. Tossing buckets of sewage off balconies or throwing household trash onto growing walls of garbage along our sidewalks, even possibly unleashing pigs in the streets to eat up our filth are only a few examples.

Without the garbage men of our communities, many cities would be driven to a state of disorder, often worse than natural disasters. According to the Centers for Disease Control, historically the eradication of many diseases in the Western World is due, in large part, to higher public sanitation standards resulting from efficient garbage disposal

Our drivers put in the long hours, so you don’t need to think about your trash after you put it in a trash bag and out into you trash receptacle. They work hard to make sure that all of our customers are serviced in a timely manner, and total satisfaction is guaranteed.  When you use Nisly Brothers, you don’t need to worry about your trash.  We manage your trash so you can manage your life!

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Menno Nisly started Nisly Brothers Trash Service in 1956. He started with his brother Jonas as his only employee. He did it with honesty, and hard work. Now, three of his sons, Marvin, Harold, and Arnold own the business, and work hard to continue the legacy that Menno started.  Menno passed away in January 2016.

Today, the business has grown to employ 29 local men and women whose job descriptions range from, drivers, mechanics, office staff, sales, etc. On any given weekday, there are 13-15 routes being run in eight counties in South Central Kansas to service our customers.

We service thousands of customers. Many customers are serviced every week.  Some are on daily, bi-weekly or monthly pickup schedule. These range from rural residential customers, to our contracted cities, and large commercial customers.

Every day, we drive thousands of miles to reach our customers. In 2017, our regular route drivers collectively drove over 1.2 million miles. That averages to more than 4,500 miles per work day. Our customer locations range from less than a mile to nearly 100 miles from our shop.

In the past year, we removed over 15,000 tons of garbage for our customers. We also offer recycling in many areas, and that has reduced the amount of garbage that we take to landfills. reported that in 2015 the amount of recycling in the United States reached 34%, translated into 87.2 million tons of recycle not ending up in a local landfill.

Regardless of the service, or the size of the container we provide, we do it safely and efficiently. Trash shouldn’t be something you need to worry about. We take care of it, so you can manage the rest of your life.

Please join us in celebrating the contribution waste collection workers across the world make to improve our lives.

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