Slow Down to Get Around

Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) is the National Waste & Recycling Association’s national safety campaign that reminds motorists to drive more carefully when near waste and recycling collection vehicles. Being struck by motorists is a leading cause of death for waste and recycling collection employees, and with proper awareness, is completely preventable. SDTGA was developed by the Association with Rumpke Waste & Recycling, an Association member in the Midwest, and McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Association member that manufactures garbage trucks. The program was created following two tragic accidents that resulted in the death of one Rumpke employee and severe injuries to a second. Both accidents were due to careless driving by motorists.

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