‘It’s not an everyday thing that you get to know your trash man’

Ira Campbell is the trash man in Albers, IL. His positive attitude and willingness to do a little extra for residents makes him so popular in town that children wait to give him treats and he is being featured Monday in the holiday parade.
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Ira Campbell is the trash man in Albers, IL. His positive attitude and willingness to do a little extra for residents makes him so popular in town that children wait to give him treats and he is being featured Monday in the holiday parade.

Isabella Cueto covers Lexington County, one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina. She is a bilingual multimedia journalist from Miami, Florida. She previously worked as a reporter for The Medill Justice Project and WLRN, South Florida’s NPR station. She attended the University of Miami.