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NWRA Celebrates Global Waste & Recycling Workers Week


Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is celebrating Global Waste & Recycling Workers Week, which honors the hardworking men and women of the industry.

This year is especially important to recognize those in the industry because they have been working day in and day out on the frontlines during the pandemic. Considered essential by the Department of Homeland Security, waste and recycling workers have been hard at work keeping communities and the environment clean and safe.

During this unprecedented global health crisis, waste and recycling collection workers remain on the job; they are vital,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “We know from history that without reliable waste collection, illness and disease can spread. We encourage everyone to take a moment this week to thank your waste collection worker.”

For ideas on how to participate in Global Waste & Recycling Workers Week, click here. Follow #GarbageManDay to see how companies, individuals and communities across the nation are showing their appreciation for waste and recycling workers.



The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association
[email protected]

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