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Free coffee, donuts greet Hamilton’s waste collection workers

A Tim Horton's franchise owner set up a drive thru coffee trailer inside of Hamilton's waste collection yard on Thursday morning.
A Tim Horton's franchise owner set up a drive thru coffee trailer inside of Hamilton's waste collection yard on Thursday morning. Ken Mann

A Tim Horton’s franchise owner says it’s about recognizing those who have been working tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to keep their city clean.

Maureen Sauve, along with husband David and daughter Lauren, set up a drive-thru coffee trailer inside of Hamilton’s waste collection yard on Thursday morning.

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Operators starting their shifts were able to drive their garbage trucks up to the window, order free coffee and donuts, and hit the road.

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Steven Bailey, the city’s superintendent of waste collection, says it’s a “fantastic” recognition for a group of workers who “haven’t missed a beat” during COVID-19.

Bailey says there was “fear at the beginning,” but they’ve persevered through changing safety measures and stuck with it.

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Maureen Sauve acknowledges it has been a “stressful” time for the workers, “handling everything that everybody else has touched.”

She adds that Thursday’s event is part of her family’s ongoing way of saying thank you to front-line workers.

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