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Waste Management launches neighborhood watch

Waste Management of Nevada County has launched a community safety and crime watch partnership with local law enforcement agencies throughout the Nevada County area.

Through WasteWatch, Waste Management drivers will act as additional eyes and ears in the Grass Valley, Nevada City and Nevada County area neighborhoods they serve.

“We welcome the extra eyes and ears in our neighborhoods,” said Operations Captain Jeff Powell from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. “Waste Management drivers provide services in our community on a daily basis, giving them a strong familiarity with the area. We are glad to be working with them.”

This neighborhood watch program helps protect residents, homes and businesses, and provides local police, fire and emergency services with a crew of alert, trained drivers who patrol local neighborhoods every day.

“Waste Management prides itself on being an active community partner, and the WasteWatch program gives us the opportunity to give back to the communities we serve,” said Steve Cameron, district manager for Waste Management of Nevada County. “The right information at the right time can help halt or prevent crime before it occurs in our community.”

On Monday, Waste Management’s corporate security personnel worked with law enforcement officers from Grass Valley, Nevada City and Nevada County to educate and train drivers on the WasteWatch program. After completing the training, and passing a written exam, WasteWatch Certified Drivers have the tools and training necessary to help spot and report suspicious activity in their communities.

Contact Justin Caporusso at (775) 335-9705 or JCaporus@wm.com for more information on WasteWatch.

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