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. Also, read the recognition from 2014!

Recognition & News From Around The Nation…

City of Raleigh, NC

Wednesday declared Waste and Recycling Workers Week

On Wednesday, June 17, the City of Raleigh joined communities across the country in celebrating “Waste and Recycling Workers Week”. This annual observance was established to thank the women and men who work to keep our neighborhoods and streets safe and clean…[read more]

WSFA12 – Central Alabama News

Tuscaloosa Celebrates Waste & Recycling Workers Week

They’re the people who provide a service most of us wouldn’t want to live without, but do you even know who they are? Wednesday, June 17 is aimed at changing that. It’s Garbage Man Appreciation Day! The City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department is recognizing this day as part of a national campaign, highlighting the importance of waste management professionals and giving them some recognition…[read more]

Miami News-Record – Miami, OK

Miami celebrates Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Bringing awareness and hopefully safety to a sometimes under-appreciated profession — June 17 is Waste and Recycling Workers Week. For the first time the City of Miami Solid Waste Management is celebrating and acknowledging the day with a fish fry luncheon tomorrow for the garbage crews and personnel. Orange ribbons will be tied around trees throughout the city in a show of support…[read more]

City of Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa’s Environmental Services Department Recognizes Waste and Recycling Workers Week

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sanitation worker is consistently one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The City of Tuscaloosa appreciates the nearly 100 Environmental Services Department sanitation employees who brave the traffic, motorists and garbage hazards to keep Tuscaloosa clean. Thank you!

Read more about the City of Tuscaloosa’s recognition of Waste and Recycling Workers Week on Druid City Living.

WECT6 – Wilmington, NC

Waste and Recycling Workers Week: Celebrate your local trash collectors

Every week, we place our full garbage cans roadside. We pick them up hours later, empty and ready to be filled up all over again. It might be an out of sight, out of mind routine, but the week of June 17, 2015 is set aside to celebrate the men and women who deal with our stinky messes…[read more]

City of Port Saint Lucie, FL

Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Happy Waste and Recycling Workers Week! Aiden waves to his garbage man Carlos every day, so Carlos wanted to give Aiden a Waste Pro truck of his very own. Be sure to wave to your garbage man today and thank him for his outstanding service! ‪#‎HomeSweetPSL‬

WOWT 6 – Omaha, NE

Shout-outs for Waste and Recycling Workers Week

WOWT 6, the NBC affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska posted a picture of Papillion Sanitation on their Facebook feed asking for people to “Like” the picture as a shout-out to all the garbage men and women. So far they have received over 2,000 likes and shout-outs. [read more]

City of North Port, FL

North Port celebrates Waste and Recycling Workers Week

To celebrate, North Port’s Solid Waste Drivers were treated to a BBQ. City employees also wore Neon Green in their honor. City officials, including the Mayor, Vice Mayor, Assistant City Manager and City Commissioners even joined drivers on their routes and at the luncheon. Everyone had a great time. Thank you Solid Waste for your hard work and service to our community! [read more]

Rome News Tribune – Rome, GA

Rome Solid Waste Department Employee Featured

The City of Rome’s Solid Waste Department was treated to lunch by the city today in recognition of Waste and Recycling Workers Week. Robert Bloodworth, a 60 year old employee who is still running routes, was featured…[read more]

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