Vashon’s garbage collector recovering after being struck by car

Garyn Potter, Vashon’s only garbage collector, was struck by a vehicle on SW 204th Street as he was working two weeks ago and is currently recovering.

According to Mark Gingrich, an operations manager with Murrey’s Disposal, Vashon’s garbage collection service, Potter was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his injuries and was released later the same day.

Potter is unable to work right now due to his injuries, but is recovering at home and is in good spirits, Gingrich said. He is unsure when Potter might return to the job.

“We don’t really have a time frame right now, but we’re excited for him to come back,” Gingrich said. “He misses his customers and really appreciates the support that he’s received from the Vashon community so far.”

Well-wishes for Potter can be sent to PO Box 13242, Burton, 98013.

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