Noel Atilano

Solid Waste Worker

I am a U.S. Marine veteran who has worked for Public Works two years now. I appreciate the stability of the job despite the challenges of getting up super early. My shift begins at 4:30 a.m.

I am part of a team that works very hard to help keep the Santa Cruz streets clean. I take pride in collecting our citizens’ trash, recycling and green waste.

When not working, I enjoy building things with my young daughter. It pulls my heart strings to see her growing up so quickly.