Dumpster-diving janitor saves the day

OMAHA, NE (WOWT) – Each sweep of Rusty Mailliard’s broom inside Omaha, Nebraska’s Oakdale Elementary brings him more pride knowing his floors are clean.

Two weeks ago, however, the janitor of nearly 15 years, took on a job that smelled a little off.

“Thought it might have been in one of the trash bags that I had already thrown in the dumpster,” Mailliard says.

After finishing the lunch rush, Rusty was asked to dumpster dive through the day’s trash.

“Fourth-grader Rowan came up to me, somewhere after she was done eating and said she had lost her retainer and could I look for it,” he says.

When she was done with the meal, she dumped the tray in the trash. She left for recess, but soon she realized the retainer was missing.

It was a fourth grader’s worst case scenario: a brand new retainer thrown in the garbage on baked bean and chicken sandwich day.

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s