Terrill Haigler, Founder & President of the “Ya Fav Trashman” Brand, nominee for Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, in Business Administration at T.I.U.A. School of Business. Terrill is the father of three amazing children Aria, Aiden, and Aubrey. He is an author, business coach, and verified social media influencer with over 31.7K followers.
He is the Founder and Executive Director of YaFav Hauling Service, a company he developed to supplement the city’s sanitation department and to deter illegal dumping. He is also the founder and president of “Trash 2 Treasure” a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental justice. Terrill has organized 84 clean-up events, mobilized 5,608 volunteers, obtained sponsorship from 32 businesses, and removed 415 tons of trash over the last two years.
He has been recognized by the Waste Management Industry for his advocacy and influence with the ‘rising leader and change maker’ awards as well as being recognized as one of the 40 under 40 people you should know in the waste industry.
His span of influence has reached beyond the city of Philadelphia: he has been a keynote speaker for multiple environmental organizations across the country, received an invitation to the White House by President Biden, been a guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show, Good Morning America, Worldwide News with David Muir, interviewed by multiple journalists in the Philadelphia area, Good Morning Austin, on ABC 7 in Austin Texas, and finally he was a co-host on the Today Show, Live in New York City.
Additionally, over the last two years, Terrill has been honored with a congressional citation for community service from Congressman Brendan Boyle, a citation by the city of Philadelphia’s city council, the neighborhood hero award from State Representative Stephen Kinsey, and a State House citation from State Representative Jared Solomon. Furthermore, he was voted most valuable Philadelphian, best local hero, and best activist by Billy Penn media and Philadelphia magazine, he was also recognized as a generational change leader by Philadelphia citizen magazine. Terrill is currently working on impacting the city of Philadelphia in a bigger way. He plans to host community clean-ups and resource days in every part of the city. Terrill wants Philadelphia to be the greatest city in the world.
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Support Ya Fav Trashman on his 2 year anniversary.
To celebrate two years of action and advocacy, Ya Fav Trashman is launching a new fundraiser to pay the youth and young adults of Philadelphia to ride around with Ya Fav Trashman and pick up illegally dumped trash piles in and around the city!
Grab your 2nd anniversary shirt here and support our vision of #zeroLitter in Philly.
“Having organized over 80 cleanups and picked up over 300 tons of trash over the last two years, my most valuable assets are hands. The more hands I have during a clean up the more trash we are able to pick up. Now that I have a hauling company I want to employ the youth and young adults of Philadelphia to help me clean the city. The youth in the city need something positive to do, so for me paying them to keep their community clean is a win-win. Studies show that when a community is cleaned crime reduces by 30%. I want to do my part and making sure that the youth stays out of trouble but also that Philadelphia gets clean. Two years ago I was able to sell 2000 t-shirt, so this year I have to double that and sell 4000 t-shirts.”