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Posted on: June 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] National Waste & Recycling Workers Week

Waste and Recycling Workers Week logo overlayed on image of recycling worker in neon vest with a TV

The Rowan County Department of Environmental Management would like to recognize and say thank you to our solid waste and recycling staff during Waste and Recycling Workers Week!

Solid Waste and recycling service providers play an important role in preserving public health and protecting the environment.  Waste and Recycling Workers Week is a good time to say thank you to the dedicated solid waste and recycling service providers throughout Rowan County who work hard each day to preserve our environment, protect public health and make our communities cleaner and greener.  

The solid waste industry includes garbage collections workers, solid waste and recycling facility operators, code enforcement officers, sanitarians and many others who play a role in the proper management of solid waste.  Proper solid waste management is vital to a healthy, happy and prosperous community and the dedicated workers who perform these services should be applauded for their hard work, dedication and commitment to a job well done!  

Rowan County employs thirty-two staff who contribute to the proper management of over five-hundred tons of solid waste and recycling material on a daily basis.  Each Rowan County citizen accounts for the production of approximately five pounds of solid waste each day.  Rowan County waste management programs ensure that this waste is properly managed which is made possible only by the hard-working folks who keep these programs running smoothly and without interruption.  

Thank you to all who contribute to the proper management of our municipal solid waste and for keeping our community healthy and desirable!  

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