David Rachelson’s recent blog post on how to keep sanitation workers safe in this COVID-19 era was republished in The Municipal. Read the full blog post here, or continue reading below for a read a teaser below.

America’s first responders; our police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, and more are all to be commended during this unprecedented time for our country, and the world as a whole.

In this list, it’s important that we don’t forget the everyday heroes that continue to do the jobs that help to keep society, and civilization as a whole, running. The grocery store workers, pharmacists, food delivery workers, and, of course, the garbage collectors.

Here at Rubicon®, a technology company born in the waste and recycling industry, we have close relationships with more than 7,000 independent haulers; the men and women who are continuing to pick up and dispose of our waste and recycling despite the dangers imposed by the novel coronavirus. For this, we want to say a special thank you to all of the workers who keep these essential services going, each and every day.