With the backing of the Environmental Industry Associations, Monday June 17th has been designated as National Garbage Man Day!
The new day allows people to appreciate those who devote their lives to picking up waste, stated the trade group that represents private waste and recycling companies.
In a statement by Sharon H. Kneiss, EIA’s CEO, she stated, “The drivers and sanitation workers manning the front lines of waste and recycling pickup routes are more than just valued employees. They are the industry’s ambassadors for safety, service and environmental stewardship. They epitomize our motto of serving as environmentalists every day, so it is most appropriate to set aside a national day of recognition in their honor.”
This is the brainchild of John Arwood, CEO of EIA member company Arwood Waste Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida.
Kneiss also stated “Their (sanitation workers) important work goes largely unrecognized. Take some time to thank them personally.”
Backing for the day has grown in recent weeks and Arwood states “It’s just unbelievable to me how many government officials are taking a stand in honoring this day. I have been overwhelmed with an array of different people contacting me.”
How can you show your appreciation? Arwood stated that simply taking the time to appreciate the sanitation workers in your area by giving them a card or taking time to thank them for their hard work will go a long way. “Garbage men are looked down upon,” he said. “You usually see a garbage man or garbage truck and you’re like, ‘Get out of the road.’ You’re aggravated with them. They’re there every week. They’re doing a service for the community. To me, they should be recognized as much as a policeman, a fireman or any other public servant that’s exposed out there in the streets.”
Express Recycling and Sanitation offers weekly trash services for your Teaneck home. All customers are serviced two times per week. Customers can keep their garbage cans in the back, side, or front of their home. Express will come and service your cans so you don’t have to drag them to the front of the street. Express makes trash service simple and easy!
To dispose of household clutter, junk or construction debris, customers simply notify Express by calling 201-862-0144.
All extra debris must be placed at curbside and will be removed on your next regularly scheduled pickup day.
Express Recycling and Sanitation also offers dumpsters for larger cleanups and construction projects from 1 to 30 cubic yd. dumpsters.