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Celebrating Waste and Recycling Workers Week!

Running from June 17-23, Waste and Recycling Workers Week is a chance to celebrate and thank these dedicated, hard-working professionals. Along with keeping our neighborhood streets safe and clean, they also play a critical role in public health and environmental safety throughout our area.

Thankful for our workers

Launched in 2012, this global event recognizes the challenging and important work of local trash and recycling haulers. For the men and women of Rogue Disposal & Recycling, and all of their hard work. Naturally, we appreciate it when we get a compliment about a particular driver or staff member. We love being part of the community!

Putting safety first

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, trash and recycling collection is the fifth most dangerous job in the country. In honor of Waste and Recycling Workers Week, here are a few simple ways you can give your hauler a helping hand.

  • If you have to pass a garbage truck that’s stopped for a pick up, please do so cautiously.
  • Don’t overload your trash, recycling or yard debris carts.
  • Be mindful of where you park on trash day.

At the companies of Rogue Waste, Inc., safety is our number one core value — one of five values that form the foundation for everything we do. We strive to assure complete safety of our employees, our customers and the public in all of our operations. Protection from accident or injury is paramount in all we do.

Did you know…?

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, one of the goals for Waste and Recycling Workers Week is to increase awareness. Visit their website and you’ll find all sorts of great information, including:

  • Celebration Resources — Ideas galore to show your appreciation to all those who work in the waste industry. Remember, a friendly wave and a “thank you” go a long way!
  • Initiatives — The organization is undertaking a variety of initiatives — including advocacy and education, submitting a commemorative stamp to the U.S. Postal Service for consideration, and addressing the growing issue of space waste.
  • Industry Services — There’s even a section for Safety First, including information from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)’s “Slow Down to Get Around” initiative — aiming to reduce the risk of accidents by reminding motorists to drive with extra caution when they’re around waste and recycling collection vehicles.

A big thank you all around!

On behalf of everyone at Rogue Disposal & Recycling, thank you for being a valued customer. And to our drivers on their routes every day, thank you for keeping the streets clean, and for the important role you play in public health and environmental safety in our communities. Here’s to the 2024 Waste and Recycling Workers Week!

Protection from accident or injury is paramount in all we do. Realizing how much hard work, diligence and commitment is required to keep our workplaces safe, it’s also important to recognize and reward success. In April, our amazing roll-off crew made it 365 days incident free, a huge accomplishment. Thank you to the entire team for keeping it safe on the job!

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