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Streets Dept Podcast: Terrill Haigler Makes A Big Announcement

September 3, 2022

Welcome to YEAR 5 of the Streets Dept Podcast, y’all!

The Streets Dept Podcast features conversations with the creative minds shaping the world around us from street artists to poets, activists to politicians, small business owners to content creators. The podcast is produced and hosted by Streets Dept founder, Conrad Benner. Episodes are mixed and edited by our brilliant audio engineer, Mike Mehalick.

To kick off this 5th year of the podcast, we have a very special guest who’s making a big announcement. That guest is Terrill Haigler, but there’s a chance you know him better as “Ya Fav Trashman!”

Terrill Haigler is an author, business coach, and content creator with over 31K followers on social media. He is the Founder and Executive Director for YaFav Hauling Service, a company he developed to supplement the city’s sanitation department and to deter illegal dumping. He is also the founder and president of Trash 2 Treasure, a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental justice. 

Terrill earned a significant social media audience in 2020, when he started an Instagram account to help Philadelphians better understand the challenges of sanitation work at the start of the pandemic. And with that social media fame, in just the last few years he’s worked to organize 84 clean-up events that have mobilized 5,608 volunteers to remove 415 tons of trash. Terrill has been recognized by the Waste Management Industry for his advocacy and influence being honored with the rising leader and change maker awards, as well as being recognized as one of the 40 under 40 people you should know in the waste industry.

On today’s podcast we talk about the impetus for starting that now beloved Instagram channel and how he grew it into a much bigger effort working to address some of the city’s more systemic issues related to our public space, namely the streets of Philly’s neighborhoods. But we begin the episode with the big announcement that he made today and how that might further impact his career and ultimately the future of Philadelphia. 

Check out the episode below, or on any major podcast streaming platform by searching “Streets Dept Podcast”!

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