By Jodie Tillman and Laura C. Morel, Times Staff Writers
Waste Management operates a “Waste Watch’’ community safety program. Haulers take note of suspicious activity.
TAMPA — Anarchists, terrorists and plain old thieves and creeps, your new foe wears work boots and fluorescent vests.
Meet the garbage men.
Or maybe not. If Waste Management haulers do as they were trained Tuesday morning, they likely won’t leave their trucks. But they will take notes.
“Don’t get involved,” said the narrator on a training video. “Your job is to observe and report.”