State of New Mexico Waste and Recycling Workers Week Proclamation

State of New Mexico Executive Office Santa Fe, New Mexico


WHEREAS, the citizens of New Mexico recognize the often thankless job of waste and recycling workers; and

WHEREAS, the people employed by local solid waste and recycling management services and facilities operating in the State of New Mexico make significant contributions to the safety, health, and welfare of our citizens; and

WHEREAS, New Mexico depends on the collection, hauling, processing, and disposal of waste and recyclables to promote a clean and safe community, and recognizes all solid waste and recycling workers as First Responders; and

WHEREAS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the eradications of many diseases in the Western World is due in large part to the higher public sanitation standards resulting from effective garbage disposal; and

WHEREAS, the proper collection and disposal of waste and recyclables are vital to preventing diseases, litter, and the contamination of our air, lands, and water; and

WHEREAS, the State of New Mexico values and celebrates our local solid waste industry employees for their commitment to our residents, businesses, and the communities in keeping our communities safe and clean.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of the State of New Mexico, do herby proclaim June 12, 2022 through June 19, 2022 as:

“Waste and Recycling Workers Week”

throughout the state of New Mexico.

Done at the Executive office this 15th day of March 2022.

Witness my hand and the Great Seal of the state of New Mexico.

Michelle Lujan Grisham


Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Secretary of State