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Recology serves communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Seattle, Northern California, Oregon and Washington.
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Resource recovery is the reclaiming of "garbage" materials for a new use. It includes collecting, sorting, and processing materials that are traditionally viewed as waste and transforming them into the raw inputs used to create new products. Recycling and composting are among the best known resource recovery practices.
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.