Sanitation Worker Appreciation Week

by Whitney Reuschling on

Celebrating All Our Men & Women of the Conway Department of Sanitation

The City of Conway is joining the National Garbage Man Day and Sanitation Worker Appreciation Week celebration, Sunday, June 17-22. This week is dedicated to honoring the men and women of the solid waste industry for their hard work and loyalty to keeping our community clean.

“Solid waste collection is often times an afterthought. Once the items are picked up, it is out of sight and out of mind. But the reality is that these men and women are working rain or shine, through many holidays, long hours, and with risk to themselves. It is a dirty job, but they do it proudly, knowing they are providing sanitation services that help our environment and keep our community healthy and beautiful. They have undoubtedly earned this special recognition.” –Joe Hopper, Director.

Employee recognition will take place daily via the department’s social media. Follow on Facebook and Twitter. Citizens are encouraged to participate and show their support as well.

National Garbage Man Day is an annual national campaign celebrated across the country during the week of June 17. Since 2012, the campaign celebrates those who work in the solid waste industry and raises awareness for the men and women that help make our cities and homes livable.

The Conway Department of Sanitation has 90 employees—drivers, collectors, operators, mechanics, and those in many other capacities. Serving the Conway, Arkansas, community, the Department provides residential, commercial, industrial, and recycling collection services to more than 25,000 households and businesses. Large roll-off container leasing, facility tours, and recycling education are also available. To learn more about services offered or to schedule a group tour or presentation, visit

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