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Recology serves communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Seattle, Northern California, Oregon and Washington.
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What most people "consider" garbage is mostly compostable, recyclable or recoverable. Few things, once they are used, are actually waste material. Among such things are broken glass, latex gloves and other complex materials that were not designed to be recycled.
“Waste” is created when materials that are reusable (like old furniture), compostable or recyclable are mixed with non-recyclable materials that contaminate them.
In the News
Last month, the millionth ton of food scraps, coffee grounds and soiled paper from San Francisco’s mandatory composting program returned to residents' dinner tables in the form of fresh, organic foods grown by local farmers using the city's nutrient-rich compost as fertilizer. Coming on the heels of the city's 2009 municipal ordinance requiring city-wide source separation of all organic materials, the first large-scale urban food waste and composting program in the country has not only helped reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions to nearly 12 percent below 1990 levels; it's also catapulted San Francisco to a staggering, nation-leading 78 percent waste diversion rate.Read more...