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 means so much when people take time out of their day to recognize the hardworking individuals who keep our communities clean and safe all year long. Here are just a few of the ways companies, communities and citizens celebrated and said thanks.
Samoan Civic & Social Club and Allen Green Williamson LLP organized an event to celebrate the waste and recycling workers of Monroe. Awards were distributed and employees were treated to a lunch and received door prizes donated by local businesses.
“Garbage and trash pick up is a necessity in any city you know, were just trying to give garbage man a day to celebrate them for all the hard work that they do,” said James DeTiege, Solid Waste Supervisor for the City of Monroe.
AMASS Manufacturing Waste and Recycling Workers Week Celebration 2019
Wasteequip celebrated Waste and Recycling Workers Week by hosting the Charlotte-based Milton Road Boys and Girls Club members on a field trip at the company’s Toter plant. Drivers from the city of Statesville, North Carolina; Longwood, Florida-based Waste Pro; and Ontario, California-based Amrep were on hand to answer questions about their equipment and about careers in the waste industry.
“We’re proud to honor garbage workers as part of Waste and Recycling Workers Week and to offer Boys and Girls Club members the chance to learn about manufacturing and careers in the waste industry,” Wastequip CEO Marty Bryant says.
Mayor David Turner issued a proclamation and the City of Odessa Texas Solid Waste Management grilled burgers for staff in recognition of Waste & Recycling Workers Week.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors proclaimed Monday, June 17 as Waste and Recycling Workers Week in Prince William County. To celebrate, almost 150 men and women in the solid waste industry were served hot dogs, chips and drinks at the Prince William County Landfill. In addition to thanking the haulers and landfill staff for their hard work, media releases were sent out encouraging Prince William County residents to show their appreciation to their trash and recycling service throughout the week.
Central Texas News Now of Waco, Texas encouraged residents to participate in the celebration by thanking their waste and recycling workers throughout the week.
Shared a little something to show their appreciation to the waste and recycling workers who service their address every single week saying “We love our trash and recycle men/women!!!”
Residents of Washington State
Citing long hours and extensive routes that include 350 to 500 households per day, The Durango Herald recognized Waste and Recycling Workers Week by taking a look at what it takes to keep their city clean.
Gov. Jared Polis issued a proclamation recognizing the day, which reads: “… with an area spanning 104,185 square miles and thousands of miles of roads, Colorado depends on the rain-or-shine collection of waste and recyclables to promote a clean and safe community.”
One father and son team shared their functioning Automated Garbage Truck LEGO design at 2019 Brickworld Chicago.