By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, the people employed by local recycling collection and hauling companies in the state of Alabama make significant contributions to the safety, health and wellbeing of our citizens; and
WHEREAS, with an area spanning 52,419 square miles and thousands of miles of roads, Alabama depends on the collection of waste and recyclables to promote a clean and safe community; and
WHEREAS, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the eradication of many diseases in the Western World is due in large part to higher public sanitation standards resulting from effective garbage disposal; and
WHEREAS, the proper collection and disposal of waste and recyclable are vital to preventing disease, litter, and dump heaps; and
WHEREAS, the state of Alabama values and celebrates its sanitation industry employees for their commitment to our residents, businesses, and communities in keeping our neighborhoods and streets safe and clean;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim June 12 through 19, 2022 as
Waste and Recycling Workers Week
in the state of Alabama.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 14th day of March, 2022.