‘Ya Fav Trashman’ leads a unique Earth Day observance: Walk, clean, feed
Philadelphia sanitation worker Terrill Haigler created an Instagram page with the handle@ YaFavTrashman to help citizens of Philadelphia understand his job better. - Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

PHILADELPHIA -- What he believes was Philadelphia’s first 5K Earth Day Trash Walk came to Terrill Haigler in a moment of morning inspiration. One day, Haigler, better known as “Ya Fav Trashman,” thought about how he could combine trash pickup, helping the homeless, and a bit of fitness. Coinciding with Earth Day weekend, the event hopefully would bring volunteers from across the city to walk through Kensington, a Philly neighborhood beset with drug and homelessness issues, and clean up while basking in the sun. The idea came to fruition Saturday morning, when 200 volunteers picked up 8 tons of...