Waste and Recycling Workers Week in the News!


The week of celebrating Waste and Recycling Workers Week was another huge success this year thanks to all of you who showed your support and appreciation for the men and women who keep us and our environment safe and clean. This year we saw another groundswell of recognition by local governments and coverage from news outlets. Below you will find just a few of the places Waste and Recycling Workers Week celebrations were mentioned. Thank you for helping us spread the word and show our appreciation for these hard working individuals.

Recognition & News From Around The Nation…

The Washington Post – Washington, DC

Tuesday declared Waste and Recycling Workers Week

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors declared Tuesday as Waste and Recycling Workers Week. The national movement aims to show appreciation to those who work in the solid waste management industry. The Prince William Solid Waste Division offers the following suggestions for showing support and appreciation to your trash collectors…[read more]

City of Raleigh, NC

Mayor Issues Proclamation for Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Today, June 17, the City of Raleigh joins with communities throughout the country in celebrating “Waste and Recycling Workers Week”, an observance envisioned by John Arwood, the CEO of a waste management company based in Jacksonville, Florida. Arwood has petitioned public and private solid waste enterprises throughout the country to join him in recognizing the hard work of solid waste crews, and Raleigh is pleased to join in this nationwide day of appreciation…[read more]

Watch the mayor issue the proclamation!

Tyler Morning Telegraph – Tyler, TX

Nat’l Waste & Recycling Workers Week: Tyler honors men who collect city’s trash, waste

William Drennan was doing garbage pickup at Hideaway Lake when he noticed a number on a resident’s arm. It turned out that the resident, who had come outside to get his trash can, was a Holocaust survivor. Drennan said he talked with the man and saw him a few times but then didn’t see him anymore. He had “very interesting stories, gruesome stories, too,” he said. Drennan, 42, has been a garbage man in Tyler for two years and in the trash business for 18 years. He is one of Tyler’s 60 residential and commercial solid waste collectors, who have an opportunity to interact with people on the job…[read more]

KCTV5 – Las Vegas, NV

NV sanitation workers recognized on Garbage Man’s Day

On Monday, sanitation workers in southern Nevada were recognized on National Garbage Man’s Day. They are the unsung heroes of municipal cleanliness. Waste management company Republic Services celebrated along with the men and women who work to collect trash from residences and businesses…[read more]

Watch KCTV5’s garbage collection slideshow in Las Vegas.

KPLCtv.com – Tyler, TX

It’s high time to appreciate your garbage man

It’s trash day. You put out your trash bin and go to work, and when you come home it’s empty and you put it away. We all trust the sanitation engineers will do their jobs neatly, and don’t really think about it too much. Well, about a year ago the CEO of Arwood Waste, Inc. decided the disposal folks could use some props and Waste & Recycling Workers Week was born…[read more]

WILX.com – Lansing, MI

Waste and Recycling Workers Week

You’re urged to leave a thank you note on your trash container before you set it out by the side of the road today.
It’s Waste and Recycling Workers Week and the folks at Granger are asking people to write a thank you note, or just wave as the garbage men or women pass by. They say picking up trash each week is a dangerous, thankless job…[read more]

Gallia Hometown Herald – Wellston, OH

Rumpke Celebrates Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Early mornings, long days and extreme weather are just a few of the challenges waste and recycling truck drivers face on a daily basis. This week, Rumpke celebrated Waste and Recycling Workers Week to thank the men and women who keep our neighborhoods clean and green. An employee cookout took place at Rumpke’s Wellston and Waverly facilities on Tuesday. “Our employees work hard to provide an essential service to the community,” said Regional Vice President Andrew Rumpke. “It’s a tough job, and we want to show our appreciation.” [read more]

WALB.com – Valdosta, GA

Valdosta celebrates Waste and Recycling Workers Week

The city of Valdosta celebrated Waste and Recycling Workers Week by highlighting it’s sanitation employees. Darin Moore is a trash collector for the city. He said it’s nice to see the city recognizing how important the job is to the city, but he feels the love every day from his customers…[read more]

Rome News Tribune – Rome, GA

Rome city officials offer thanks for ‘thankless job,’ will treat employees to food and drinks this morning

Mary Hardin Thornton knows it can be a grueling workday for the men and women who work for the Rome Solid Waste Department. The director of Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful is once again heading up the city’s observance of Waste and Recycling Workers Week today by providing doughnuts, coffee and biscuits to the employees before they leave on their routes…[read more]

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