The heritage of ABC Waste goes back to 1956, the year Elvis came to Savannah, and when WSAV built their NBC station on Victory Drive near the Triple XXX Thirst Station Drive In for hamburgers and shakes.
The Hodges family, a husband and wife team, established the waste company, originally named Superior Sanitation.
Carolyn Hodges-Stewart now runs the company under the name ABC Waste of Savannah, and continues to operate as a family business with the same superior customer service values.
Carolyn was featured in the Savannah morning news as
By Ann Van Brimmer | March 2011
Name: Carolyn Stewart
Title: President and CEO of ABC Waste of Savannah
“We do residential, commercial and industrial waste and recycling pickup.”
What she does: “Anything that needs to happen. I answer the phone. I wash out trash cans. I sit at a conference table discussing future plans and objectives for the company.”
Company history: “My mother and (late) father started the company in 1956 in Savannah. I’m 75 percent owner.”
How she got started: “I worked in the company off and on from high school up until my 20s. Then I went to college and came back and was a school teacher and worked with special ed students.”
From there: “It was very rewarding, but I could not get the company off my mind. Something kept me talking to my father about coming in and running the company and seeing what I could do with it.
“I left teaching after seven or eight years (about 1996). I worked myself into the company full time.”