Free Face Coverings for Solid Waste and Recycling Industry

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with other federal partners, are distributing cloth face coverings at no cost to essential critical infrastructure workers in the United States.  They have asked Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to assist in the distribution of these masks.  SWANA is collecting orders online for cloth face coverings through July 17 on behalf of the entire U.S. solid waste and recycling industry. These face coverings will be available at no cost to companies and agencies in the industry.  

The minimum order is one box (500 masks).  Consider partnering with a neighboring towns or reach out to your regional planning commission so you don’t end up with too many masks. 

The free cloth face coverings are intended for solid waste and recycling workers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. Territories, who do not need medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) for their daily work.  Operations that support the industry, including equipment manufacturers, are also eligible to receive the face coverings. 

The face coverings are 100% cotton and contain silver and copper, which FEMA says may help kill or stop the growth of viruses and germs. 

Learn more at https://swana.org/initiatives/free-cloth-face-coverings.  Place your order before July 17.