NWRA Safety Monday Reminds Waste Collection Workers to Avoid “Holiday Heart”

NWRA Safety Monday Reminds Waste Collection Workers to Avoid “Holiday Heart”

Arlington, VA – This week’s Safety Monday, presented by GFL Environmental, reminds waste collection workers to avoid “Holiday Heart.”

“Holiday Heart refers to the effects of stress from too much alcohol, too much salt and sugar and too much caffeine, which result in higher blood pressure on the heart,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA).

“We are pleased to provide this industry-renowned safety resource to anyone who requests it,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “You do not need to be a member of NWRA to receive it.”

Safety Monday is a copyrighted product of NWRA produced in collaboration with NWRA’s Safety Committee. For more information and to subscribe to NWRA’s Safety Monday, click here.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste & Recycling Association