A rainy day for a trash collection. Chicago Illinois. Friday, December 20th, 2013., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph this morning enroute to my lunch break.
Sanitation workers are a tough and rugged group of municipal workers, and they work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
I was heading southbound on North Harlem Avenue at the intersection of West Foster Avenue on the northwest side of the city, when I spotted this garbage truck from the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, traveling down Harlem Avenue in a cold and wet falling rain with temperatures in the mid to upper 30's.
The snow was melting, and their stomachs were more than likely growling. This sanitation crew was on their way to a much deserved lunch break themselves.