NATIONAL WASTE AND RECYCLING WORKERS WEEK
During Waste and Recycling Workers Week (the week of June 17th), the world takes time to recognize the dedicated efforts of the men and women who keep our communities clean. The week also includes Global Garbage Man Day on the 17th.
We describe the experts who collect the garbage, recyclables, and castoffs from our homes and neighborhoods by several names. Whether they are sanitation specialists or waste management professionals, we appreciate their arrival on a regularly scheduled basis.
The role of waste management goes far beyond garbage collection. In fact, waste management provides a variety of services and programs designed to protect and reduce the impact we have on our environment. Today’s observance also celebrates the great strides the industry and experts are taking to make a better world for all of us.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WasteRecyclingWorkersWeek
Thank your waste and recycling workers. You can also take part in your local recycling programs. Learn more about your community’s sanitation needs and find out how the system works. When you have unusually large amounts of garbage to be picked up, meet the workers at the curb and give them a hand loading the items.
The observance also encourages us to participate in educational activities to increase our awareness of how Waste and Recycling Workers improve our environment.
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WASTE AND RECYCLING WORKERS WEEK HISTORY
John D. Arwood of Arwood Waste Inc. initiated Waste and Recycling Workers week in 2012.