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Waste & Recycling Workers Week Gets A Facelift

The week of June 17th is Global Waste & Recycling Workers Week During this special week of celebration for Global Waste & Recycling Workers Week, starting on June 17th, we will join together to thank the women and men who daily work to keep our neighborhoods and streets safe and clean! Some important changes to note for … Read more

Western Disposal is a local family-owned business and they are recognizing National Garbage Man day this June 17th

  Western Disposal is a local family-owned business and they are recognizing National Garbage Man day this June 17th June 17, 2014 is Waste and Recycling Workers Week! At Western Disposal we are taking the cue to recognize our fantastic crew of drivers, helpers, mechanics, dispatch staff and everyone involved in keeping our trucks running … Read more

Celebrate a Small Business Owner!

March 29th was National Mom and Pop Business Owner’s Day! Are you a small business owner? We celebrate and applaud you for your hard work and dedication! We get what you do and support you. Show your support to a Mom and Pop Business owner by shopping local. Keep the person in personal by using … Read more

Oregon Garbage Man’s Patriotism, Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Oregon garbage man’s patriotism goes viral By Emily Sinovic, KATU News Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 3:33 pm Published: Friday, February 21, 2014, 3:13 pm SHERWOOD, Ore. (CNN) — A trash collector in Oregon is getting a lot of attention after a neighbor on his route witnessed his simple gesture of respect and kindness. Yesterday, Jeremy … Read more

Happy Birthday, Washington! From Waste & Recycling Workers Week

  Today we are not only honoring the presidents that have led our great country, but are celebrating the birthday of George Washington who founded our nation. Without him and his leadership, there would be no Presidents’ Day. Just like Washington and Presidents’ Day, Waste & Recycling Workers Week is a time to honor the … Read more

Norm LeMay & Steven Kaufman Create The Disposal Dream Team!

Want to dump the garbage in your life? Meet two fellas who will teach you how. http://www.thegarbagemansguide.com/home   Norm LeMay is an entrepreneur, educator and philosopher. Thanks to his unique approach to management, he spent thirty years of his storied career helping to convert his family’s business–a waste management company that his father picked in a … Read more

For Freedom and Peace

Those of us at Waste & Recycling Workers Week take the time to commemorate the history of Martin Luther King Jr., and the work that he did towards creating equality in America.   We appreciate each and every one of you, and wish freedom and peace be yours.   “Peace is not merely a distant … Read more

Rivers’ Garbageman named CNN Hero of the Year

(CNN) — Chad Pregracke, an Illinois man who has dedicated his lifeto cleaning the Mississippi River and other U.S. waterways, is the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year. Pregracke organizes community cleanups across the country through his nonprofit, Living Lands & Waters. About 70,000 volunteers have pitched in, helping Pregracke collect more than 7 million pounds of trash … Read more

3 (non)Wasteful Thoughts for Winter

1. Enjoy the Weather Some things are out of our control. When dangerous weather conditions cause interruptions in garbage service, know that we are doing our best and will be back on schedule as soon as we can. Take this time to enjoy the wonder of weather. 2. Spread the Warmth Your garbage men and … Read more

Mayor Karen Weitkunat read in the proclamation officially announcing the observance of Waste and Recycling Workers Week by the City of Fort Collins

Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. Brings Waste and Recycling Workers Week to Fort Collins by Initiating Proclamation Read June 17 by Mayor Weitkunat FORT COLLINS, COLO. —June 13, 2013 — Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. (GSI), a locally-owned and family-operated waste and recycling management company servicing Northern Colorado, joined customers and groups across the country in celebrating Waste and … Read more