How Much to Tip: $20 to $30
InvestorPlace’s Take: Last but not least on our holiday tipping guide: trash collectors. This one is fraught with all sorts of provisos, though.
For one, municipalities sometimes have their own tipping guides over how much to tip trash collectors — if you can tip them at all — so find that out first. Also, Gifts.com suggests only tipping if actual people are picking up the trash and loading it in the truck, but not if it’s a driver whose truck uses a robotic arm.
But perhaps trickiest of all is how to deliver the tip. Money left in an envelope taped to a trash can could be stolen or go unnoticed by trash providers. Our holiday tipping guide has the best solution, though: try to deliver it in person. If you can be home on a collection day, find out their usual pickup times and listen for the truck.