If you happen to peek at our calendar, you’ll notice that we’ve circled the upcoming date of June 17th. “What date is that?” you may wonder, why it’s National Garbage Man Day, of course!
The concept behind this “holiday” was initiated by John D. Arwood, himself a second generation garbage man and presently the CEO of Arwood Waste, a private waste management company based out of Jacksonville, Florida. National Garbage Man Day was observed last year for the first time, and preparations for this year’s celebration are in full swing. Through the use of various print and social media campaigns, people across America are being encouraged to mark the date by conveying their appreciation to their garbage collectors, whether by supplying them with a cold drink, a plate of cookies, or by a expressing a simple thank you.