Colton trash company celebrating anniversary
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Calvin Williamson and his Talking Trash pickup truck.Calvin Williamson and his Talking Trash pickup truck.

COLTON -- Talking Trash a locally owned trash company owned and operated by Calvin Williamson will be celebrating its one-year anniversary April 19.

Williamson, who had worked for a private trash hauler, found out his employer of almost 10 years had sold the business unexpectedly last April. So with only 40 dollars in his pocket and a handful of flyers, Talking Trash was created.

Williamson wasn't sure what to expect but the first month his phone never stopped ringing. Talking Trash now has over 200 customers. Williamson has even taken on an extra route owned by another trash hauler for a few months while the owner is out of town.

“I'm always willing to help out my fellow trash haulers. We may be in competition for customers but us small haulers need to stick together," said Williamson.

Talking Trash travels from one end of St. Lawrence county to the other, serving Colton, Pierrepont, Canton, Potsdam, Stockholm, Norwood, Norfolk, Parishville, Ogdensburg, and DeKalb. Williamson provides trash service to both residential and commercial customers.

Williamson says his red pickup truck sporting graffiti style lettering saying Talking Trash has inspired people to call for service or even and stop him as he drives around.

Talking Trash was also in the 4th of July parade in Norwood and looks forward to participating in it again this year.

Williamson offers residential and commercial hauling to include one-time pickup, cleanouts, and monthly, bi-monthly and weekly service.

For more information and estimates call Talking Trash at 262-2474.