60th Anniversary


Gallegos Sanitation is excited to announce our FREE event, the 60th Anniversary Celebration, is right around the corner, Saturday, July 13th, 2019 from 11am-3pm at Civic Center Park in Fort Collins.

We could not have achieved this major milestone without the support of Northern Colorado residents, businesses, and the dedication of our four generations of family members and dear employees. We thank all of these groups for their loyalty all these years.

In honor of the 60th Anniversary Celebration, all community members are invited to the event. Featuring live music, vendor booths, food, presentations, prizes, the Kids’ Zone, Touch-a-GSI-Trash-Truck and the Sustainability showcase, this is one event you will not want to miss.

We are making this an open and free community event, which is centered around children, families, fun and sustainability. On a daily basis we get pictures and emails from our customers about how much their children love our trucks.

We are going to have one of our newest frontload trash trucks out on display for children to take their photos with and learn about the exciting features and special safety mechanisms our trash men and trash women use everyday to keep communities safe and clean while on route.

As for those who have called Northern Colorado home for years, we want to demonstrate the progress of GallegosSanitation and provide a glimpse into what we hope to accomplish our next sixty years of service and operation.

Email Holli McElwee at HolliMe@gsiwaste.com or call (970) 219-5742 or (970) 413-2357 for information on sponsorship opportunities.

Gallegos Sanitation’s History:
Edward Gallegos who was born in San Luis, CO in 1925 as a 4th generation descendant of Spanish settlers. At a very young age, he worked side by side with his parents and siblings making adobes, providing them with just enough to survive. This experience taught him that hard work was the only means to succeed for his family.

From his service in the Army, to his years working for Larimer County, he continued to push past a 5th grade education and learn whatever he could. It wasn’t long before he could operate almost every piece of heavy equipment available to him. His desire to improve his position in life and strong work ethic carried him past discrimination and became reflected in the training of his sons.

In 1959, together Edward, Art, Jerry, and Rudy began to shape a part-time lawn-mowing and hauling business into the 70-truck fleet of waste and recycling trucks serving Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming in our trash removal business today.