Safety Tips


Help keep you and us safe!

Every Jewell’s Disposal truck is equipped with a back-up alarm. Whether you are walking or driving near one of our trucks, if you hear this sound (a loud beeping) or see the white back-up lights, be sure to move out of the way of the truck.

Never cut in front of or stop suddenly in front of a garbage truck. Extend the same courtesies as you would to other drivers and keep a proper cushion of space between you and the truck.

Keep your children and pets at a safe distance from the truck. Our drivers love to see happy neighbors during their routes, but prefer that you stay on the front porch or in the yard – do not get near or climb on the truck whether it is parked or at work.

Also, do not follow the truck on your bike, skates or skateboard or in your car – they make frequent stops and often back up. Never hang on to the back of a truck while doing these activities!.

On your collection day, be sure to move toys or cars out of the path of the truck.

Never play or stand in or around trash bins or cans, since you don’t know when the truck will come to empty them.

Always watch for equipment, trucks, drivers, and helpers. They do not always have full and clear vision please be careful when approaching or driving around them.