COVID-19 Resources for Solid Waste and Recycling Professionals


USCC COVID-19 Residential Compost FAQ – US Composting Council’s factsheet on how to compost at home during COVID-19

Guidance for Workers and Employers in Solid Waste (OSHA)

SWANA’s Essential Resources for Solid Waste Workers During COVID-19 (Members-only section)

Proper Glove Use – Learn how to properly put on and take off gloves with this one-page guide from Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste.

Tips for Sanitizing Trucks and Equipment – Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste’s one page tip sheet on how to keep sanitation and recycling trucks and equipment clean.

Essential Worker Placard for Vehicle – Printable essential work sign for sanitation vehicles produced by SWANA.

RRS’s compilation COVID-19 resources for solid waste and recycling professionals from various industry leaders and organizations.

The Recycling Partnership’s Resources for Recycling & COVID-19


Georgia SWANA Chapter’s  Don’t Trash Your Health: Wellness Presentation (NEW)

Importance of Recycling During the Pandemic – 30 second video produced by US EPA

Recycle Now and Recycle Right – Video message from US EPA

Don’t Recycle PPE – Video produced by US EPA

Learn more about how to compost during COVID-19 in a webinar series from US Composting Council in partnership with the Institute for Local Self Reliance.

Georgia SWANA Chapter Webinar on How the Pandemic is Changing Solid Waste Management — Georgia’s Local Governments’ Response


Sample Local Government Outreach Materials Focused on Solid Waste and Recycling During COVID-19

City of Atlanta’s COVID-19 Curbside Collection Restrictions Flyer

Keep Cobb Beautiful’s flyer containing tips for recycling during COVID-19

Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department’s Essential Service Kit for Workers Template with Thank You Postcard