Many of you have said you wanted a new name, one that was more inclusive of all the men and women in the waste and recycling industry. Well, we heard you. That is why we partnered with industry publications, SWANA and many others to ask you to send us your best ideas for renaming National Garbage Man Day.
No matter what you call it, the week long celebration during the week of June 17th is all about the men and women who care for our environment and keep our communities clean and safe every day of the year. We want to recognize and honor everyone who serves their communities through their work in the waste and recycling industry.
With your help and the help of many others National Garbage Man Day has been renamed. The new name will be Waste & Recycling Workers Week. In order to avoid confusion, we are notifying all our friends in the waste and recycling industry before we begin the process of updating our website, logo and materials.
We value all waste and recycling industry professionals and we want to ensure we represent every single person in the industry. From drivers and haulers to office staff and support personnel, we want to properly recognize all that you do. We think the new name will do just that and we hope you agree. We hope you will join us as we build something even bigger and better that recognizes the work that is vital to our communities.