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Recology serves communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Seattle, Northern California, Oregon and Washington.
Contact the Recology company in your area for customer service inquires, service information, holiday collection schedule and other services.
WASTE ZERO is our approach to resource recovery.
WASTE ZERO is our rallying cry to make the best and highest use of all resources that are manufactured, consumed, discarded and re-manufactured.
It means using resources wisely, generating waste only as necessary, and finding ways to use waste products in ways that benefit the environment.
It means landfilling only those materials we haven't yet figured out a use for.
Reducing Food Waste from the Source
We first turned our attention to food waste in 1996 when Recology implemented a food scraps collection program in San Francisco. Still in use today, the green bin program ensures that organic material, such as food scraps and yard trimmings, do not end up in landfills. Many other Recology companies and cities have implemented similar programs, including San Mateo County and San Bruno. You can learn more about the affects of landfilling organics here: US Composting Council - Keeping Organics out of Landfills.
Although we think it's important to recycle food scraps when possible, we think it's just as important to consider ways to reduce food waste altogether.