Waste and Recycling Workers Week (WRWW) will be celebrated on June 12-17, 2023. WRWW is a week-long celebration throughout the United States that encourages communities, companies, and citizens to show their appreciation for front-line solid waste and recycling collectors and the critical contributions they make to improving public health and the environment.
WRWW was originally established by John Arwood in 2012 and has been adopted by cities, counties, and companies through the United States.
“I am very pleased by the increased recognition that WRWW is receiving in communities and from companies throughout the United States,” stated Arwood. “More importantly, there has been growing recognition of what an important job that solid waste drivers and helpers do by collecting America’s trash and recycling every day.”
“I am also pleased to announce that David Biderman will be joining the WRWW team and helping to promote and expand this annual industry celebration. Biderman has been a leader in the solid waste industry for more than 25 years, and importantly, is a zealous advocate for the industry and improving its safety performance.”
Biderman left the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) in March 2023, after 8 years as its Executive Director/CEO. Between 1997 and 2015, Biderman held several positions at the National Waste & Recycling Association, including Safety Director, General Counsel, and Vice President of Government Affairs.
“I am excited to be joining the WRWW team,” stated Biderman. “Every day, more than 100,000 men and women go out on their routes and collect America’s waste and recyclables. They do this hard work rain or shine, in heavy rain or on icy roads during the winter. They keep neighborhoods safe and clean, including mine. These essential workers are heroes, and deserve recognition, every day, and especially during WRWW,” Biderman added.