Protect Our Refuse Workers

Environmental Worker collecting refuse.

Did you know? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, refuse/recycling collection is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Look out for our workers and your neighbors:

  • Help limit exposure to germs by setting trash out for collection in substantial, leak-proof bags tied up and without tears. 
  • Please stay back 50 feet from refuse and recycling vehicles
  • Slow down and look for workers before you attempt to go around any truck
  • Follow the proper set-out guidelines to prevent work-related injury
  • Do not include any prohibited materials in your curbside trash

For more information on disposal of hazardous items and other safety tips, please call Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.