The independent trash collectors
This thesis is a study of the occupational group consisting of the independent trash collectors in Center Township of Delaware County, Indiana. It represents an attempt to discover who the individuals are who comprise this group and what characteristics they have as trash collectors.This thesis explores the attitudes of the independent collectors toward the public, their attitudes regarding the public’s conception of them, and the collectors’ attitudes toward their work. The views these men hold regarding their future and the future of their business are also examined. This thesis also discusses the equipment which the collectors own and use and surveys the present situation and future developments likely in the trash business.