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3rd Eye® Shield Award

Recognizing Waste Industry Heroes

Garbage truck drivers are oftentimes the first eyes on the scene of situations where a helping hand or immediate intervention can mean the difference between life and death. In other situations, drivers are the eyes and ears that extend an Amber Alert (for a missing child), or a helping hand with a citizen that needs help. Route drivers are in our communities every day – picking up trash – but they’re also trained to pay close attention to their surroundings. So many times, it’s a driver that captures a citizen having a medical emergency – or they are the first ones at the scene of an accident and are able to render assistance until help arrives.

We all know that the job of a refuse hauler is a dangerous one on its own. Recognizing refuse workers for saving lives through community action needs to be commended – and we’re honored to do that. 3rd Eye wants to hear from other fleets about workers who go above and beyond as this type of recognition needs to be recognized by the industry as a whole. If you know of an employee that is actively involved in your community and goes above and beyond, tell us their story and help us give them the recognition they deserve.

Pat Carroll

President, Environmental Solutions Group

3rd Eye® Hero Shield Award

The prestigious 3rd Eye Hero Shield Award is bestowed upon those haulers that selflessly put themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives of others. They save lives by using their training, their compassion, and their commitment to their fellow human beings – to provide aid, to witness – and to act. Heroes are all around us. We at 3rd Eye want to celebrate those in your fleet and recognize their bravery, quick actions, and selfless dedication to the residents they serve. Click on their thumbnail to read about past recipients. We encourage anyone within the refuse collection market segment to send us your story. Our board will review the submissions and will contact those that rise to the level of the Hero Shield – which will be presented annually at the 3rd Eye Hero Shield Banquet. Know a hero? Submit your candidate here.

Submit A Hero Award Candidate
3rd Eye Shield Safety Award Certificate

3rd Eye® Community Shield Award

At 3rd Eye, our company – and our philosophy was founded on safety and the notion of protecting our customers – and the citizens of the communities our customers serve. Through the years, we continually hear about drivers – who go the extra mile to positively impact their communities through community action. They step into the breach to be the first set of eyes or ears to render aid at the scene of an accident, they report a crime while it’s in progress, or go above and beyond to improve the lives of their end-user. We are honored to recognize these workers with the 3rd Eye Shield Award. Click on their thumbnail to read about what differentiates them from others. We encourage anyone within the refuse collection market segment to send us your story. Our board will review the submissions quarterly and will contact those that rise to the level of the Shield. Know a hero? Submit your candidate here.

Submit A Shield Award Candidate

Meet The Heroes

Submit A Hero For The 3rd Eye® Shield Award

Help us recognize the heroes of the waste industry.

Community heroes. They are all around us, working every day – and positively impacting the lives of those in their communities. We want to recognize these heroes and we need your help to bring their efforts to light. If you know of someone in your company that has interjected themselves to provide care or service above and beyond – fill out this profile and tell their story. We’ll take it from here.