Thursday, April 15, 2010

Right or Wrong

I apologize for the lack of updates these past few weeks.  I have been busy with work and really haven’t had time to provide any updates.  That doesn’t mean I haven't been taking notes, so there are lots of things coming up in the near future.

Today just happens to be a great story, right in my own backyard.

From the AP -

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Two sanitation workers in Columbia, Mo., are in hot water after allegedly using a city truck to fetch beer that was going to be destroyed at the city landfill.

N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co. took 1,500 cases of expired beer to the landfill on April 1. It was delivered in two shipments. The first was destroyed immediately, but the second wasn't, leaving 700 cases of Budweiser and Michelob Ultra awaiting a similar fate.

City officials say two Solid Waste workers decided not to let the beer go down the drain and loaded about 50 cases into a city pickup. A week later, city officials found video from the landfill showing them in the act.

The Columbia Tribune reports that one worker resigned and the other could face disciplinary action.

Police are trying to decide whether any laws were broken.

I don’t know how to feel about this one.  In a way, I am proud of the guys who went to rescue approx 50 cases…..but on the other hand, it’s BUD. 

I also wonder, is there a regulation within the Waste Department that everything has to be left there?  If they would have found a wallet on the ground with $500 in it, picked it up and drove off in a city vehicle….would they have suffered the same fate? 

Finally, where is the uproar of N.H. Scheppers just dumping the beer in a landfill.  What does that do to the environment?  What about recycling all those bottles?  Think of the children!!!

Oh well, since it was BUD… least they would have never known it was skunky or not.  :)

Here’s to you Mr. Columbia MO Sanitation Worker.


  1. Did they do anything wrong? I have trouble seeing how! People dumpster dive all the time. This is just a boozier version.

  2. The only thing I can see wrong...they used a City Truck to do it.


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