Waste & Recycling Workers Week
June 14-18, 2021
Please take the time and nominate one of your essential employees for the SWANA-Georgia Chapter Essential Story series featured on our website and social media during Waste & Recycling Workers Week, June 14-18, 2021. Each of the first 15 selected Essential Employee will receive a small gift from SWANA-Georgia Chapter.
Deadline: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org WITH a photo of the nominee.
For more information, visit wasterecyclingworkersweek.org
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Dear SWANA-Georgia Chapter Members,
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the inaugural celebration of Waste & Recycling Workers Week by the Solid Waste Association of North Georgia (SWANA)-Georgia Chapter in June 2020, we are celebrating again this year. This year Waste & Recycling Workers Week is June 14-18, 2021. The theme will be the same “I am Essential."
This effort by SWANA-Georgia Chapter is intended to remove the cloak of invisibility on workers in the solid waste industry. As Martin Luther King, Jr., stated in a speech supporting Memphis sanitation workers’ strike in 1968, “One day our society will come to respect the sanitation worker if it is to survive, for the person who picks up our garbage, in the final analysis, is as significant as the physician, for if he doesn’t do his job, diseases are rampant. All labor has dignity.” This statement is still true today; solid waste/sanitation workers are essential and deserve respect for doing a job that keeps our communities safe and healthy especially during a pandemic.
Join us and celebrate Waste & Recycling Workers Week, June 14-18, 2021! SWANA-Georgia Chapter is recycling the timely theme from last year as follows:
I am Essential,
To support your celebration for this week, we are providing you with this toolkit of information, ideas and guidance. Click the buttons in the right column for:
SWANA Georgia Chapter President