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For Freedom and Peace

Those of us at Waste & Recycling Workers Week take the time to commemorate the history of Martin Luther King Jr., and the work that he did towards creating equality in America.   We appreciate each and every one of you, and wish freedom and peace be yours.   “Peace is not merely a distant … Read more For Freedom and Peace

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Rivers’ Garbageman named CNN Hero of the Year

(CNN) — Chad Pregracke, an Illinois man who has dedicated his lifeto cleaning the Mississippi River and other U.S. waterways, is the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year. Pregracke organizes community cleanups across the country through his nonprofit, Living Lands & Waters. About 70,000 volunteers have pitched in, helping Pregracke collect more than 7 million pounds of trash … Read more Rivers’ Garbageman named CNN Hero of the Year

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3 (non)Wasteful Thoughts 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 weather. 2. Spread the Warmth Your garbage men and … Read more 3 (non)Wasteful Thoughts for Winter

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Mayor Karen Weitkunat read in the proclamation officially announcing the observance of Waste and Recycling Workers Week by the City of Fort Collins

Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. Brings Waste and Recycling Workers Week to Fort Collins by Initiating Proclamation Read June 17 by Mayor Weitkunat FORT COLLINS, COLO. —June 13, 2013 — Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. (GSI), a locally-owned and family-operated waste and recycling management company servicing Northern Colorado, joined customers and groups across the country in celebrating Waste and … Read more Mayor Karen Weitkunat read in the proclamation officially announcing the observance of Waste and Recycling Workers Week by the City of Fort Collins

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City of Fayetteville and the City’s Environmental Services Department are asking everyone, regardless of where they live or work, to thank their garbage man or woman on that day

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The first Waste and Recycling Workers Week is Monday, June 17 and the City of Fayetteville and the City’s Environmental Services Department are asking everyone, regardless of where they live or work, to thank their garbage man or woman on that day. Conceived by John D. Arwood, CEO of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Arwood Waste, Inc., the … Read more City of Fayetteville and the City’s Environmental Services Department are asking everyone, regardless of where they live or work, to thank their garbage man or woman on that day

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3 Ways to Appreciate Your Garbage Man During the Holidays

The Holidays are a busy time for everyone, and it can be easy to overlook those who serve year round. Always prepared, consistently there, in heat or snow, your Garbage Workers makes it their job (literally) to dispose of your disposables. Why not show your appreciation to them this season? 1. Give a Gift Card. … Read more 3 Ways to Appreciate Your Garbage Man During the Holidays

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Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority Celebrated Waste & Recycling Workers Week

Liz Swafford: Monday is Garbage Man Appreciation Day By Liz [email protected] Garbage truck drivers and collectors, recycling workers, landfill operators and attendants, sanitation workers and anyone who performs the jobs that help keep our communities clean and safe should be celebrated on Monday. Monday marks Waste and Recycling Workers Week, a grassroots initiative to highlight … Read more Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority Celebrated Waste & Recycling Workers Week

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3 Practical Ways to Celebrate Recycling in Your Local Area

Happy America Recycles Day – November 15 It’s never too late to begin recycling in your local community.  Here are three easy and practical ways to celebrate recycling: 1. Start today The hardest part about keeping America beautiful is taking the first step to do so!  Start by recycling what you see on the ground in … Read more 3 Practical Ways to Celebrate Recycling in Your Local Area

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What 4-Year-Old Joe The Garbage Man Has Learned From His First Job

Guest post by Jill Jarvis who blogs at BigKidSmallCity.com When our son was 4 years old, we decided to start a Garbage Can Curbside Service where Joe could his neighbors trashcans out and back in on trash day for 25¢ per can. The business was started in lieu of an allowance, as a way to teach … Read more What 4-Year-Old Joe The Garbage Man Has Learned From His First Job

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Christian Garbage Collectors Help Clean-up Cave Church

Garbage City and the Cave Church They are called the untouchables. There are almost 50,000 of them, they are almost entirely Christian, and they literally live in the dumps. In Cairo, for one reason or another, the Muslims will not work as trash collectors. Perhaps it has to do with their religious beliefs or maybe … Read more Christian Garbage Collectors Help Clean-up Cave Church

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