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Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Membership

SWANA and Safety The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is the organization behind the Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) campaign that is saving lives across the country. Thanks to their hard work to promote the safety of recycling and garbage workers, 25 states have passed laws requiring drivers to slow down and … Read moreSolid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Membership

Introducing Waste & Recycling Workers Week

We partnered with Waste360, The Hauler Magazine, Waste Advantage Magazine, SWANA and many others to ask you to send us your best ideas for renaming National Garbage Man Day to make it more inclusive. After combing through tons of submissions and considering all the options, we are officially renaming National Garbage Man Day to Waste & Recycling Workers … Read moreIntroducing Waste & Recycling Workers Week

The New National Garbage Man Day is Coming

Many of you have said you wanted a new name, one that was more inclusive of all the men and women in the waste and recycling industry. Well, we heard you. That is why we partnered with Waste360, The Hauler Magazine, Waste Advantage Magazine, SWANA and many others to ask you to send us your … Read moreThe New National Garbage Man Day is Coming

Thank You for Supporting Waste and Recycling Workers Week 2019!

Proclamations were issued, thank you notes were written, parties were held and gifts were wrapped. From coast to coast, organizations and individuals came out to thank their waste and recycling workers and support personnel. Thank you to each and every one of you for joining us in celebrating Waste and Recycling Workers Week 2019. It … Read moreThank You for Supporting Waste and Recycling Workers Week 2019!

Save Lives with One Easy Choice

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 … Read moreSave Lives with One Easy Choice

Waste and Recycling Workers Week Stamps

Waste and Recycling Workers Week Commemorative Stamps

Recognizing the Waste Industry With every celebration and proclamation issued by a city, state or company, we see hundreds of individuals in the waste and recycling industry recognized for their hard work and contribution to society. Without these valuable sanitation and recycling services, we would not enjoy clean streets, litter-free streams, or safety from diseases … Read moreWaste and Recycling Workers Week Commemorative Stamps

Let the Week-Long Celebration Begin…Waste and Recycling Workers Week 2019 is Here!

All year, the men and women of the waste management industry are hard at work collecting, processing, filtering, and recycling over 250 million tons of garbage. They do this to keep our environment clean and our communities safe. The week of June 17th is our time to come together and collectively show our appreciation. Why … Read moreLet the Week-Long Celebration Begin…Waste and Recycling Workers Week 2019 is Here!

Waste and Recycling Workers Week 2019 is Almost Here!

All year the men and women of the waste management industry are hard at work collecting, processing, filtering, and recycling over 250 million tons of garbage to keep our environment safe and clean. The week of June 17th is the time for us to come together and collectively show our appreciation. Need Ideas On How … Read moreWaste and Recycling Workers Week 2019 is Almost Here!

Slow Down to Get Around

A Campaign to Save Lives Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) is SWANA’s national safety campaign. The campaign reminds motorists to drive more carefully when near waste and recycling collection vehicles. By slowing down, drivers protect themselves, the waste and recycling collection workers and other motorists. Being struck by a motor vehicle is a leading … Read moreSlow Down to Get Around

How Will Your Company Celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week?

Cookouts and Cakes Flip the script. Waste and Recycling Workers Week is a great time to show your appreciation by serving those who serve our communities. It doesn’t take much and a simple cookout goes a long way. Taking the time to serve lunch to your employees says a lot about how much you value … Read moreHow Will Your Company Celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week?