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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:59 PM

Masks for trash service

I have been making face masks for my family and neighbors. Today I took 7 to my trash service company. Im in a very rural town. I have never seen absolute glee like these guys had.

They feel like no one remembers them. They're essential and we need them healthy.

Just an idea for those making masks for their community.

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Reply Masks for trash service (Original post)
backtoblue Apr 2020 OP
DarthDem Apr 2020 #1
backtoblue Apr 2020 #11
rzemanfl Apr 2020 #2
backtoblue Apr 2020 #14
TomSlick Apr 2020 #3
backtoblue Apr 2020 #13
TomSlick Apr 2020 #27
Tribalceltic Apr 2020 #4
backtoblue Apr 2020 #15
c-rational Apr 2020 #5
backtoblue Apr 2020 #16
sheshe2 Apr 2020 #6
backtoblue Apr 2020 #17
Midnight Writer Apr 2020 #7
backtoblue Apr 2020 #18
JCMach1 Apr 2020 #8
backtoblue Apr 2020 #19
JCMach1 Apr 2020 #26
Hermit-The-Prog Apr 2020 #28
Maru Kitteh Apr 2020 #9
backtoblue Apr 2020 #20
SunSeeker Apr 2020 #10
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backtoblue Apr 2020 #22
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2020 #12
backtoblue Apr 2020 #21
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2020 #23
Raine Apr 2020 #24
Hermit-The-Prog Apr 2020 #25
backtoblue Apr 2020 #29

Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:00 PM

1. Very, very kind of you


An outstanding idea. You're absolutely right about how essential they are!

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Response to DarthDem (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:37 PM

11. I figure as long as I have the material I best make some

The owner of the trash service told me he was bringing me fabric soon.

Small things add up. Humans can be awesome.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:04 PM

2. Good for you! K&R.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:39 PM

14. Ty

Funny, I saw some masks made from socks.

Be well and stay safe

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:04 PM

3. Good on you!

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:38 PM

13. How"s your part of the state?

Im gonna take you up on that beer as soin as we're freee again!

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:47 PM

27. I'm concerned about the virus map.

The numbers in Clark County - positive and negative - have not changed in days. That tells me that either no testing is being done or tests are not being reported.

Things are shut-down. Walmart is doing one in/one out. Most businesses are either closed or working from behind closed doors.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:07 PM

4. Thank You!

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Response to Tribalceltic (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:40 PM

15. It's just what we do

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:09 PM

5. Way to go! K&R

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Response to c-rational (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:41 PM

16. Im on my last machine needle

Gonna get my kiddo to find some to order.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:20 PM

6. Thank You.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:42 PM

17. We're a team

Stay safe and well my friend

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:30 PM

7. Good. They're out there taking risks to help us. Imagine no collections on top of everything else.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:46 PM

18. I understand what they're lives are like

I'm a mortician and, like these folks, we kinda get forgotten sometimes.

This is a family trash service that Ive used for 20 years or more.

"Look for the helpers"

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:34 PM

8. My daughter FINALLY got her mask from Walmart today... freaking Walmart

Meanwhile she has been busy sterilizing everything for customers for 3 weeks.

Normally, she does the samples...

I am on pins and needles every day that she doesn't catch it...

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:50 PM

19. Tell your daughter thank you.

These workers should have had masks as soon as this thing spread.

My local martket got masks for employees today. They put up plastic shields at the check outs.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:54 AM

26. She is the one decontaminating surfaces across the store for people

If you want to know where your sample server went, they are on the front lines

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #26)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:19 PM

28. Wish everyone could just do non-contact pickup.

Exposure would be less for everyone if folks could just place an order and have it carried out to their car.

May your daughter remain virus-free!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:36 PM

9. Thank you for doing that.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:51 PM

20. We are family!



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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:26 PM

10. K & R

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:55 PM

22. .

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:38 PM

12. K&R! Wonderful idea!

I've thought about them, too, since they're still on the job doing an essential service. I hope this catches on, kudos!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:55 PM

21. My northern sista!



I hope so too!

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

23. Awwww, thanks!

We need to think of a way to get this idea out, this is one of the most essential services we have during this crisis and we need to keep them safe and on the job!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:54 AM

24. Very nice

and so thoughtful not many people would've thought of doing that.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:45 AM

25. It's all your fault ...

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My garbage gets picked up tomorrow, er, later today. Because of you, I just got back from taping a couple of ziplock baggies on the garbage bin. Each baggie contains a couple of pairs of 9 mil HF nitrile gloves and a dust mask (don't know if that will do much good, but it's better than nothing) and a note saying, "Thanks!"

Update:

Trash was picked up; took noticeably longer than usual. We're the last stop on this road, which is just a little wider than the truck, so the guys have to turn around at the end of my son's driveway (about 100 yards or so from my house). They arrived as I was taking the big dog for his daily dip in the pond and must have seen me. After they finished, one of them walked down the road far enough to see me sitting on the other side of the pond and waved real big.

When I went to bring the garbage bin to the house, there was a note on a piece of cardboard stuck under the lip of the lid:

"God bless you and stay safe. the Trash Men"


I didn't put nearly as much effort into it as you did with the hand-made mask (I'm too fumble-fingered to do that), but it looks like they appreciated the stuff.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:15 PM

29. Yay!

Let's hope it catches on.

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