Sebastian 3-year-old starts trash can retrieval business

Roman, 3, started his own garbage can retrieval business.
Roman, 3, started his own garbage can retrieval business.

A 3-year-old named Roman is so in love with garbage that he has started his own trash can retrieval business in his Sebastian neighborhood.

“It started with Roman’s enjoyment of watching the Waste Management trucks dumping the blue and green garbage cans into the hopper with the strong grabber,” James Kane told Sebastian Daily.

Kane says his son’s enjoyment then evolved into bringing the empty garbage cans back up to the side of their house, eventually reaching the point of joyfully returning all of the empty garbage cans on their entire block to their rightful place.

“Roman was very content with just watching the grabber empty the cans so he could return them to their rightful place,” Kane explained.

One of their kind Sebastian neighbors witnessed the youngster returning her garbage can, so she gave him a quarter.

“Through word of mouth, all of the neighbors now knew about hard-working Roman, and each of them began to pay him roughly a quarter per returned can,” Kane said.

The Sebastian youngster has befriended the Waste Management crew that services his block. He runs outside to watch that grabber, waves to the driver who is always smiling ear to ear, and gives Roman numerous loud horn honks.

Roman wears a t-shirt that reads "Garbage Day Is My Favorite Day of the Week.
Roman wears a t-shirt that reads “Garbage Day Is My Favorite Day of the Week.

Kane says his son has graduated into wearing a uniform on trash days and a T-shirt that says, “Garbage Day Is My Favorite Day of the Week.”

Roman is saving those hard-earned quarters now tallying over $40.00 in his Buzz Lightyear piggy bank.

“My wife and I refer to his business as Roman Incorporated,” Kane added.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.