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Find Your Local Recology Service Provider

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.

 

Resource Recovery

Recology recycling bin.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.

 

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Recology: a world without waste

San Francisco Garbage Collector Has His Ups and Downs

Dave Franzoia, 54, offers simple advice to collecting garbage from San Francisco's Telegraph Hill: "You just put it out of your head, you just do your job," the veteran Recology garbage collector said sagely.

The advice doesn't fully illuminate much of the cliffhangers of Franzoia’s job - hauling trash bins up and down sprawling stairways on the city’s famous hill - where roads sometimes don’t reach.

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