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    A holiday for most means even longer days for some

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    Philadelphia sanitation workers on their route. (Image courtesy of Philadelphia Streets Department)

    Philadelphia sanitation workers on their route. (Image courtesy of Philadelphia Streets Department)

    At some point, most everyone feels like the work day will never end. Holidays provide a welcome relief, but not for Keith Warren, chief of sanitation operations for the City of Philadelphia. Those celebrations make a long day even longer.

    “We have the only job in the city that must be performed every day, and we must finish every day before we can go home,” he said.

    Last weekend’s Fourth of July celebrations made this week “very different, ” he recalls. “The Fourth of July is a huge celebration we put on every year in Philadelphia, being the birthplace of independence. It requires a lot of pre-cleaning, pre-planning and a lot of after cleaning.”

    Warren recounted his busy week on Recap.

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