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That’s a rubbish idea! Inside America’s one-and-only museum for GARBAGE TRUCKS (featuring a surprise Hollywood artefact)

Source: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4628690/The-world-s-one-museum-GARBAGE-TRUCKS.html

By: James Draper | June 22, 2017

  •    • The Waste Pro Garbage Truck Museum, in Sanford, Florida, is an unlikely find
  •    • Located on Orlando’s outskirts, it’s an off-shoot of a family-run recycling firm
  •    •One artefact even featured in the movie Fences, starring Denzel Washington

America’s Sunshine State is known for its myriad tourist attractions. From Disney World to Universal Studios, there’s little that can’t be found in Florida’s famous destination point: Orlando. And, rather bizarrely, that now includes a vault of retro garbage trucks.

The Waste Pro Garbage Truck Museum, in Sanford, is an off-shoot of a family-run recycling business and contains more than 20 vehicles.

The quirky collection started when CEO John Jennings reconditioned a 1926 GMC flatbed, which his father, Michael, worked on when he first emigrated to the USA from Ireland in 1930, aged 17.

Another exhibit is a 1975 Ford which was Mr Jennings’ first-ever truck purchase.

Later sold, the four-tonne truck was tracked down for repurchase and then restored to be put on display at the makeshift gallery.

Another interesting artefact, a 1950s vehicle, even featured in the movie Fences, starring Denzel Washington.

That tells the tale of Troy Maxson (Washington) who makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh.

The Waste Pro Garbage Truck Museum, in Sanford, is an off-shoot of a family-run recycling business and contains more than 20 vehicles.

The quirky collection started when CEO John Jennings reconditioned a 1926 GMC flatbed, which his father, Michael, worked on when he first emigrated to the USA from Ireland in 1930, aged 17.

Another exhibit is a 1975 Ford which was Mr Jennings’ first-ever truck purchase.

Later sold, the four-tonne truck was tracked down for repurchase and then restored to be put on display at the makeshift gallery.

Another interesting artefact, a 1950s vehicle, even featured in the movie Fences, starring Denzel Washington.

That tells the tale of Troy Maxson (Washington) who makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh.

According to one visitor, footfall in the attraction is almost always low – but, as a result, those who do attend are given a personal tour of each item on display.

Celebrating the content, the museum’s website reads: ‘As we continue to forge a new path in the recycling and waste industry, we understand the importance of remembering and preserving our past.

‘We boast a collection of original and restored antique waste collection trucks that showcase the company’s rich history of innovation.