Wednesday, September 16, 2015
John Hasle, who owned and operated Reston Trash for more than 40 years, is retiring for health reasons. Not since the closing of another, slightly less local business has Restonian World Headquarters been besieged by so many urgent communiques, and Elizabeth Vandenburg, who once hitched a ride on Hasle's truck for a story she wrote for Patch, has set up a fundraising site for Hasle.
As of this afternoon, Hasle's GoFundMe site has raised more than $400 of its goal of $1,000.
"It has been a privilege and a pleasure to provide service to so many customers and friends for the last 42 years," Hasle wrote in a letter to customers. "Thank you all for your loyal patronage and support."