WOW! We can’t say thank you enough for your support! From California to New York and Colorado to Florida – all over the country there were men and women honoring and thanking our sanitation workers during the week of June 17th with notes, baked goods, BBQ’s and more! All of this is to show just how much garbage workers are appreciated for what they do to keep our country clean and free of waste.
Shout Out’s From Across the Nation
We had so many expressions of thanks for sanitation workers shared with us from individuals and companies this year! To see them all, visit the National Garbage Man Day Facebook page. Here are just a few links to pictures and notes people shared of how they showed their appreciation the week of June 17th:
Baked “garbage truck” cookies shaped and decorated like the New York Department of Sanitation vehicles. Great idea for this year and in the future!
She and her daughters made goodie bags and gave them to their local garbage men. On Facebook Jessica said, “They’re good guys and we just want them to know that we appreciate their dedicated work.”
The City of North Port in North Port, Florida held a BBQ lunch for all Solid Waste Department employees. City government leadership and commissioners joined drivers on their routes and city employees from other departments wore neon green to honor the Solid Waste Department employees.
Dropped off Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Gatorade and a note card to their local sanitation workers during their break time.
Cathleen H. shared on Facebook that the Pitkin County Landfill in Colorado celebrated National Garbage Man Day by making treat bags for all their hardworking garbage men and women.
Stay Connected All Year
If it were up to us, every day would be National Garbage Man Day! Stay connected with us all year on Facebook and Twitter to let us know how you are showing appreciation for your garbage workers each and every week.
The week of celebrating National Garbage Man Day was another huge success this year thanks to all of you who showed your support and appreciation for the men and women who keep us and our environment safe and clean. This year we saw another groundswell of recognition by local governments and coverage from news outlets. Below you will find just a few of the places National Garbage Man Day celebrations were mentioned. Thank you for helping us spread the word and show our appreciation for these hard working individuals. Also, read the recognition from 2014!
Recognition & News From Around The Nation…
Wednesday declared National Garbage Man Day
On Wednesday, June 17, the City of Raleigh joined communities across the country in celebrating “National Garbage Man Day”. This annual observance was established to thank the women and men who work to keep our neighborhoods and streets safe and clean…[read more]
Tuscaloosa Celebrates Garbage Man Day
They’re the people who provide a service most of us wouldn’t want to live without, but do you even know who they are? Wednesday, June 17 is aimed at changing that. It’s Garbage Man Appreciation Day! The City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department is recognizing this day as part of a national campaign, highlighting the importance of waste management professionals and giving them some recognition…[read more]
Miami celebrates National Garbage Man Day
Bringing awareness and hopefully safety to a sometimes under-appreciated profession — June 17 is National Garbage Man Day. For the first time the City of Miami Solid Waste Management is celebrating and acknowledging the day with a fish fry luncheon tomorrow for the garbage crews and personnel. Orange ribbons will be tied around trees throughout the city in a show of support…[read more]
Tuscaloosa’s Environmental Services Department Recognizes National Garbage Man Day
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sanitation worker is consistently one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The City of Tuscaloosa appreciates the nearly 100 Environmental Services Department sanitation employees who brave the traffic, motorists and garbage hazards to keep Tuscaloosa clean. Thank you!
National Garbage Man Day: Celebrate your local trash collectors
Every week, we place our full garbage cans roadside. We pick them up hours later, empty and ready to be filled up all over again. It might be an out of sight, out of mind routine, but the week of June 17, 2015 is set aside to celebrate the men and women who deal with our stinky messes…[read more]
National Garbage Man Day
Happy National Garbage Man Day! Aiden waves to his garbage man Carlos every day, so Carlos wanted to give Aiden a Waste Pro truck of his very own. Be sure to wave to your garbage man today and thank him for his outstanding service! #HomeSweetPSL
Shout-outs for National Garbage Man Day
WOWT 6, the NBC affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska posted a picture of Papillion Sanitation on their Facebook feed asking for people to “Like” the picture as a shout-out to all the garbage men and women. So far they have received over 2,000 likes and shout-outs. [read more]
North Port celebrates National Garbage Man Day
To celebrate, North Port’s Solid Waste Drivers were treated to a BBQ. City employees also wore Neon Green in their honor. City officials, including the Mayor, Vice Mayor, Assistant City Manager and City Commissioners even joined drivers on their routes and at the luncheon. Everyone had a great time. Thank you Solid Waste for your hard work and service to our community! [read more]
Rome Solid Waste Department Employee Featured
The City of Rome’s Solid Waste Department was treated to lunch by the city today in recognition of National Garbage Man Day. Robert Bloodworth, a 60 year old employee who is still running routes, was featured…[read more]