“A Day of Celebrating the Waste Industry” City of Monroe, Louisiana

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“A Day of Celebrating the Waste Industry”

Time/Date: 11 am Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Location: Monroe Convention Center – Fort Miro Room

(NOTE: Parking will be on backside of building due to parking lot construction)


On Wednesday, June 19th , the local Samoan Civic & Social Club, along with the City of Monroe Public Works Department will celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week by honoring the brave men & women in our Sanitation Division. These employees work extremely hard each day picking up garbage, cleaning and mowing ditches, cleaning out culverts, unstopping drains, picking up litter and debris (the list goes on and on).

Several years ago, John Arwood, created a special day to invite the nation to celebrate those who work in the waste industry and to raise awareness for our garbage men and women who are so important to the quality of life in our cities and homes. Mr. Arwood wanted waste and recycling companies to recognize their employees; and, he for cities, towns and neighborhoods across America show appreciation to their trash collectors.

Now, this day has grown into a full blown celebration of the importance of what they bring to our communities.

Our city motto is “One City, One Future!” We believe that by working together we are a stronger community that will continue to achieve greatness. Positive initiatives, economic growth, academic or athletic success and more…make us Monroe Proud!

Monroe is a city on the move and we are proud to offer you a taste of our hospitality. Our state of the art Monroe Regional Airport may be one of our unique features you will see, but it won’t be the last. We are home to the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, Children’s Museum, NELA Delta African-American Heritage Museum, Biedenharn Gardens, Coca-Cola Museum, Pecanland Mall, a number of golf courses, excellent restaurants, and our new Downtown Rivermarket which is located downtown along the banks of the beautiful Ouachita River.

We welcome you to visit, shop, play, or stay in Monroe…the heart of Louisiana. Come and see why we are “Monroe Proud”!

General Information
Monroe, LA is located in Ouachita Parish, northeast Louisiana.