Gallegos Sanitation is Honored with the 2019 Community Legacy Award

Celebrating 60 years of caring for the Earth and the local community, the 2019 Community Legacy Award was presented to Gallegos Sanitation last week.

Over 700 people gathered at Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO on May 2, 2019, to celebrate the philanthropic work of individuals families, nonprofits, and businesses in Northern Colorado. Gallegos Sanitation was presented with the 2019 Community Legacy Award.

The Community Legacy Award is given annually to a Northern Colorado family that demonstrated philanthropy and volunteerism through multiple generations. For four generations, the Gallegos Family has built its business on community partnerships and meaningfully giving back to a wide variety of charitable causes. Since its inception in 1959, Gallegos Sanitation has provided waste removal throughout Northern Colorado. GSI has established the company as an innovative leader in safety, service, and sustainability. This business models and teaches the importance of giving back, not only to the community, but also to its employees.

This award was incredibly meaningful to the company’s founder: Art, Jerry and Rudy Gallegos:

“We were honored to receive the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado’s 2019 Community Legacy Award. For the last 60 years, our business has been built on community partnerships and the core value of “giving back” to a wide variety of charitable organizations. From our meager beginnings with “Little Red” – our first truck – which was a 1929 Model A pick-up… to our present-day fleet of over 140 trucks, we have been fortunate to live in an area that has given us the opportunity to succeed.” – Art Gallegos, Owner, Gallegos Sanitation

“Today, we employ over 240 employees, and they all have contributed to our legacy too. Northern Colorado truly is a beautiful place to live. Gallegos Sanitation believes we give back to our community by helping to “Care for the Earth” with our gold-standard sanitation services. Thank you to the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, First Western Trust, and the Legacy Committee members for recognizing the Gallegos Family and our employees for their hard work and dedication.” – Art Gallegos, Owner, Gallegos Sanitation

2019 continues to be a special year for Gallegos Sanitation. Later this summer, the company will celebrate 60 years in business. What better way than for loyal customers and businesses to share in the festivities. The community is invited out to the  FREE 60th Anniversary Celebration at Civic Center Park in Fort Collins July 13, 2019 from 11am-3pm,. Featuring live music, food, kids zone, sustainability showcases, touch-a-GSI-trash truck, prizes, and much more, this is one event to bring your friends, family, and neighbors out for!

To learn more about GSI’s commitment to providing the highest-quality waste, recycling, and special event services in Northern Colorado, please call (970) 484-5556 today!