The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) paid tribute to waste workers as Waste and Recycling Workers Week kicked off.
The association said it recognizes all solid waste workers, and in particular, front-line collection employees, for the great work they do helping to keep communities clean and safe. Driving a waste collection truck or being a helper is a tough job, and SWANA expressed appreciates for the dedication of waste and recycling employees.
“As we celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week, SWANA encourages residential customers and others to thank the hard-working men and women who collect their trash, recyclables, yard waste, and food waste,” stated David Biderman, SWANA’s executive director and CEO.
“SWANA’s safety program is geared towards front-line workers in the United States and Canada, who work in a dangerous industry that experiences too many injuries and collisions,” added Biderman.
SWANA chapters are holding Hauler Safety Outreach events to distribute safety information to collection crews. The association will also be holding a Safety Summit at WASTECON on December 5-8 in San Diego.