CINCINNATI Ohio Garbage Men, Women Get Day To Celebrate This June 17th

CINCINNATI Ohio Garbage Men, Women Get Day To Celebrate This June 17th

Monday was Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Published  9:36 PM EDT Jun 17, 2013

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CINCINNATI —It’s a dirty job but somebody has to do it. Monday was National Garbage Man day.

Monday marked the first celebration of Waste and Recycling Workers Week.

The nation took time to appreciate the men and women who help keep our streets clean and green.

The day, organized by John Arwood, a second-generation garbage man and CEO of Arwood Waste, was designed to bring positive attention to the sanitation workers around the world.

“I truly believe the garbage men and women deserve to be recognized,” Arwood said.

Garbage truck and recycling drivers lift and dump garbage cans and bins at anywhere from 500 to 750 stops per day. They also work in all types of weather.

Rumpke drivers average a workload of 55 hours per week, a spokesperson said.

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