At this rate, garbage collectors might be happy getting a lump of coal.
Consumer Reports has released its annual survey on holiday tipping, and, again, garbage collectors rank at the bottom as the least-tipped service-provider.
Only 7% of Americans give their collection workers cash, check or a gift card, and only 3% gave them a holiday gift. In other words, 90% of Americans give nothing to their garbage collectors, according to the survey, which polled 2,028 adults via phone.
Last year's survey showed 88% of Americans leaving nothing for their garbage workers.
The tips from those 10% who remember collection workers averaged a $20 value, according to the survey.
Housecleaners were the providers tipped most often, with 53% of Americans giving them cash, check or gift card, and 15% givnig them a gift. Average total value of their tips was $50.
Teachers (47% tipped) and hairdressers (46%) were also among the most tipped.
After garbage collectors, the least-tipped service providers included mail carriers (21%) and lawn-care workers (25%).
The survey also revealed that about a quarter of Americans don't tip at all, ever.