City of Tampa Celebrates National Garbage Man Day

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The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management, in conjunction with other municipalities around the country, is celebrating National Garbage Man Week.  National Garbage Man Day officially takes place on Friday, June 17, 2016.  The Department will be dedicating the week of June 13-June 17, 2016 to recognizing the Garbage Men and Women of the City of Tampa for their dedication to keeping our neighborhoods and streets clean and safe.  As part of the celebration, a display table will be placed at City Hall the entire week to showcase the many contributions provided to the City of Tampa.


National Garbage Man Day, which began in 2013, is the creation of John Arwood, CEO of Arwood Waste, Inc. The website celebrates trash collectors, dumpster haulers and educates visitors to the site on the Solid Waste industry.  The page boasts a “Wall of Honor” recognizing industry leaders.  This year City of Tampa Solid Waste Director Mark C. Wilfalk received the honor as the 1st Public Sector recipient.  “While it’s an honor for me to be recognized, it’s really about my team of Solid Waste Professionals.  Garbage collecting is often a thankless job, and it’s important that we recognize the role our men and women play in ensuring our community is a clean place to live, learn, work and play,” said Mark Wilfalk.


The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management includes 155 garbage men and women who provide 100 percent of the weekly residential garbage, yard waste, recycling and commercial collection services to nearly 85,000 customers in the City’s service area.  Tampa’s citizens and businesses are encouraged to take a moment to let these hard working men and women know how much they are appreciated.  

For additional information, please contact: 
Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262