Congratulations Rhonda Kitchen!
Rhonda accomplished Driver of the Year
Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling
Details of the Recognition
SALT LAKE CITY — For the past 17 years, Rhonda Kitchen has been working for Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling. She’s driven a garbage truck across Salt Lake County following in the footsteps of her family.
“It was in my DNA before I was even born,” Kitchen said. “Before I was a twinkle in my daddy’s eye. My grandpa was a garbage man. My uncle ran garbage. My uncle helped run the landfill. My dad was a mechanic. My husband works for Allied.”
Kitchen can now add a prestigious award to her family’s legacy. Out of thousands of nominations from across the country, she was awarded “Driver of the Year” by the National Waste and Recycling Association. She’s the first female to take on the title.
“It’s just something I like to do,” she said. “I just think of myself as one of the guys.”
Her routes take her in neighborhoods from Millcreek and Sandy to Taylorsville and Herriman.
“I can run roll off, hook lifts, rear load, side load, front load,” Kitchen said.
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