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With Workers On The Front Lines, Trash Collection Firm In Idaho Buys Takeout Meals

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During this pandemic, many businesses are stepping forward to show extra appreciation for their frontline workers. In the trash collection industry, employees around the country have pushed for hazard pay and personal protection equipment (PPE) to stay safe.  

Republic Services is buying thousands of takeout restaurant meals for its frontline employees, the folks who do all the trash collection in the Treasure Valley. This program is also aimed at helping area restaurants struggling during the crisis. Joining Idaho Matters live today to talk more about this initiative is Rachele Klein, the business development manager for Republic Services. 

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Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.