Slow Down to Get Around
It sounds so simple, but many drivers fail to do it. When you’re driving behind a recycling or garbage truck performing curbside collection services, slow down. Leave a little extra space to accommodate frequent stops and slow down before passing.
We understand drivers are often in a hurry. So many of us have too much to get done and never enough time to do it. But safety should always, always come first. Nothing is worth risking your life or the lives of others because of reckless driving.
Keeping You and Your Family Safe
Garbage trucks are big. So big, in fact, they are difficult to see around. While you are rushing to get around a garbage or recycling collection truck, there could be a car speeding in the opposite direction. Yes, we want to keep the men and women of the waste industry safe, but we want to keep you safe too.
Did you know small children often come out to greet their neighborhood garbage truck? While we love these little faces, we worry about their safety. Kids are especially difficult to spot even in the best conditions. When they are on the other side of the garbage truck, you may not see them until it’s too late.
Life is Precious
At Waste and Recycling Workers Week, we believe this is a message everyone needs to hear. That is why we are supporting SWANA’s Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) initiative.
Whether you are racing to a meeting or rushing to get little Timmy to his baseball game, please, slow down. For your safety and the safety of our sanitation workers, Slow Down to Get Around.
Help us protect the lives of our waste and recycling workers as well as the lives of our friends and neighbors. Forward this message to friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. If your state does not already have SDTGA laws in place, reach out to your local and state lawmakers. Ask them to do their part to keep us all safe.