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Tips for Winter WRWW

3 (non)Wasteful Tips for Winter

1. Enjoy the Weather Some things are out of our control. When dangerous weather conditions cause interruptions in garbage service, know that we are doing our best and will be back on schedule as soon as we can. Take this time to enjoy the wonder of winter weather. 2. Spread the Warmth Your waste and … Read more

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Slow Down to Get Around: A Campaign to Save Lives

What is SDTGA?

SDTGA is an acronym for Slow Down to Get Around, an important movement to protect our waste and recycling workers while they are out on the road. A Campaign to Save Lives Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) is SWANA’s national safety campaign. The campaign aims to remind motorists to drive with extra caution around … Read more

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10 Major Dates in Garbage Man History

Did you know this respected profession goes back to at least 3000 B.C.? This holiday season, we want to remember the impact that garbage workers have had on our history. Here are 10 milestones in garbage history: 1350 A.D. – The first garbage men got their jobs when England passed a law requiring front yards to … Read more

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Republic Services honors employee of 43 years

A National Solid Waste Management Association Driver of the Year, Joe Romero has spent most of his 43-year career at the Apache Junction Landfill. A few weeks ahead of his official retirement, Republic Services honored him with a special dedication.

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Keeping Our Waste & Recycling Workers Safe This Winter

Shorter Days, Darker Mornings The Winter Solstice falls on December 21 and marks the shortest day of the year. With the sun rising later in the morning and setting earlier in the evening, waste and recycling workers are even more likely to be providing curbside collection services in the dark. Darker mornings mean lower visibility … Read more

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Trash Day is Every Night with Garbage Truck Beds

While some people might look forward to Fridays, others know that waste and recycling pickup day is the real highlight of the week. Is it the noise, the lights, the BIG truck, the friendly neighborhood waste and recycling workers? We may never know for sure what makes curbside pickup special and magical for so many … Read more

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Tis the Season for Giving and Gratitude

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are upon us. As you make your list and check it twice, don’t forget those who serve the community all year long. The men and women providing curbside service and citywide sanitation services are always there when we need them. Rain or shine, oppressive heat or frigid cold, … Read more

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SWANA Membership for Small Businesses

SWANA for Small Business The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has a growing network of over 10,000 members in 46 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. While those members include some big names you are sure to recognize, many of those members represent small companies. As a small business, it is important … Read more

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Order Your Custom Truck Bed

Order a Custom Truck Bed Is your child a garbage truck fan? Are you looking for an extra special bed for your kid? When the standard, mass-produced options just won’t cut it, you need a custom built, handcrafted truck bed. Family owned and operated and specializing in custom garbage truck beds, these handmade beds are … Read more

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | America Recycles Day 2019 | Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Reduce – Reuse – Recycle! America Recycles Day is November 15th

Happy America Recycles Day – November 15 There is no better time than today to start recycling! According to America Recycles Day, 75,496 people have signed the #BeRecycled pledge. If you sign the pledge, here is what you will be committing to do: Learn – I will find out what materials are collected for recycling … Read more

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