Get to Know Your City Employees: Isaiah Reichenbach

National Public Works Week is May 20 through 26! We appreciate our public works staff every week of the year, but in honor of NPWW, we'll be highlighting five public works employees with a new, "Get to Know Your City Employees." each day this week. Last, but certainly not least, we're featuring Recycling Program Aide Isaiah Reichenbach. 

Name: Isaiah Reichenbach

What is your position? Recycling Program Aide

But no, really, what does that position do? I oversee the day to day operation of the Recycle Drop Off Center. This includes assisting residents and businesses who use our facility, the baling and maintenance of the commodities we receive, tracking data of those commodities as well as customer patterns, and just generally making sure the facility is running smoothly. I also deliver the recycling bins and yard waste bags to other city facilities.

How does your job relate to making Lancaster a better, safer, or more equitable community? My job gives me a great avenue to interact directly with the public. This allows me the opportunity to not only help educate customers on recycling habits and practices, but also to get feedback and suggestions from them which I think is instrumental in helping our department and the city limit as much waste as we can.

What are your hobbies outside of your city position? I’m a HUGE sports and movie fan so when I’m not working I’m most likely watching a game or a flick. I love the Sixers, Eagles (reigning Super Bowl champs in case you forgot), and Penn State. My favorite movies are The Dark Knight and The Departed.

Where do you like to visit in town (restaurants, bars, parks, etc.)? My go to city food spots are Chop Sushi, Caribbean Wave, and Gran Sabor. Tellus360 is far and away my favorite place to unwind.

Do you have siblings? Kids? Pets? I have a brother and brother in law Dom and Sean, and three sisters Madison, Janaya, and Shayla. I also have two cats Milo and Mittens.

What was your job before working for the City of Lancaster? I was mostly just in school and working some odd jobs but before I became full time with the city I was working at Tellus360.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job/what are the most common misconceptions about your job? I’d just like to assure people who not only use our center but recycle in general that their efforts make a huge difference and spreading that attitude to others goes a long way.

What is your best, “Lancaster Moment?” I think my favorite moment was the day before my older sister got married. That entire day everyone who was in the wedding went around to different restaurants, bars, etc. Being able to take in all the city has to offer alongside family and friends to celebrate that occasion was very special.

What’s your favorite song right now? “Better Now” – Post Malone