In November, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts invited 4-year-old resident Logan Tassin and his parents, Ben and Ashley Tassin, to City Hall where he gave him a “Resolution of Appreciation” for his efforts to keep the  neighborhood clean. When he’s not in preschool, Logan Tassin, 4, of Warren, enjoys picking up trash in his neighborhood near 12 Mile and Dequindre roads. He also enjoys watching and learning about garbage trucks, and sharing things with his little  brother, Jack.

In November, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts invited 4-year-old resident Logan Tassin and his parents, Ben and Ashley Tassin, to City Hall where he gave him a “Resolution of Appreciation” for his efforts to keep the neighborhood clean. When he’s not in preschool, Logan Tassin, 4, of Warren, enjoys picking up trash in his neighborhood near 12 Mile and Dequindre roads. He also enjoys watching and learning about garbage trucks, and sharing things with his little brother, Jack.

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Boy, 4, recognized for efforts to keep city clean

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published December 8, 2021

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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WARREN — Like many boys his age, 4-year-old Logan Tassin gets excited when the garbage truck rumbles down his street. But it isn’t just the exciting sights and sounds he enjoys.

“I usually go around 12 Mile and use this little grabber and maybe pick up trash,” Logan said.

“He really loves garbage trucks,” his mother, Ashley Tassin added. “He always chases the garbage trucks up and down our street, and then he also started picking up trash on the side of 12 Mile.”

When he’s not in preschool at the Shrine Catholic Schools Early Childhood Center in Royal Oak, Logan, of Warren, enjoys walks with his family, including his little brother, Jack, around their neighborhood, near 12 Mile and Dequindre roads.

Ashley Tassin said the family bought Logan the “grabber arm” on Amazon because they thought it might be something he’d also enjoy.

“He started taking it on walks with us. He wanted to pick up trash. He really just started doing it on his own. We started bringing bags with us. We go a few times a week and he’ll fill up two to three trash bags,” Ashley Tassin said. “Once we started doing it more often, we kind of took it as an opportunity to teach him a lesson about keeping the planet clean. It’s been a great learning experience for him and he loves it so much.”

Of course, when the good deeds are done, she said her son loves to see the bags collected by the garbage truck on its weekly visit.

The activity has also taken up space during Logan’s allowable “screen time,” which he sometimes spends watching YouTube videos of fun machines built to collect and haul trash.

“He’s just really kind of fixated on garbage trucks,” Logan’s dad, Ben Tassin said. “He can even name the different types, like the back loader. He knows the different types of garbage trucks that are out there.”

In November, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts invited Logan and his parents to City Hall where he gave him a “Resolution of Appreciation” for his efforts to keep the neighborhood clean.

“Logan is a living example of the signs that I have requested to be put up throughout Warren that say, ‘Please Do Not Be A Litterbug,’ and ‘Do Not Litter...Love Where You Live.’ He was quite a bright young man with a passion for taking care of his neighborhood and city by making sure there is no litter in his neighborhood,” Fouts said in a Facebook post about Logan’s visit to City Hall.

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