The law goes into effect July 1, 2017, and requires motorists to slow down, safely change lanes if possible and operate with due caution around waste and recycling trucks when safety lights are flashing, similar to cautions motorists must now exercise when traveling through a construction work zone or when passing a stopped public safety vehicle. Slow Down to Get Around is a nationwide campaign by NWRA and its state chapters.
Drivers representing Waste Management, Midwest Sanitation and Phoenix Renewable Resources will share their personal experiences at 11 a.m. June 7 at the Des Moines, Iowa, Waste Management facility. They will be available for interviews following the conference.
Speakers include Rick Grochowski, Waste Management of Iowa Inc. area safety manager; Mark Lowe, director of transportation, state of Iowa; Lyle Vander Meiden, CEO Midwest Sanitation in Pella, Iowa; and Tony Colosimo, CEO, Phoenix Renewable Resources and member of the NWRA board of trustees. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been invited to the event.