awards esopESOP Company of the Year
The Recology Ownership Communications Committee (ROCC) is proud to announce that Recology has received the Company of the Year Award for the CA/Western States Chapter of the ESOP Association.

This award is for an ESOP Company who demonstrates commitment to employee ownership and its success in maximizing the benefits of the ESOP.

Recology GameChangers500 AwardGameChangers500
Recology has been recognized as one of the world's top 500 GameChangers in business! We were also selected to be the featured GameChanger  for the Waste and Recycling industry.

GameChangers 500 recognizes organizations using business as a force for good. To learn more about working at Recology, visit

recology climate action awardClimate Action Leader
Recology was named a Climate Action Leader by the California Climate Registry for taking early action to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by measuring, verifying, and reporting them to the California Registry and to the public.
Recology CEO AwardBay Area Most Admired CEO
Mike Sangiacomo was recognized with other Bay-Area CEOs and given the Most Admired CEO Award in the 
Sustainability Leader category by the San Francisco Business Times in 2008.
awards aaceAnnual Awards for Communications Excellence (AACE)
2014 AACE Award for Intranet Communications, Silver Award in 2011, Annual Award in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 & 2009, Employee Owner of the Year in 2002, & Company of the Year in 2000
Recology Sacramento Sustainable Business AwardSacramento Area Sustainable Business Certification
Recology Butte Colusa Counties earned Sacramento Area  Sustainable Business Certification in 2010 as  recognition for its work in the areas of energy conservation, water conservation, pollution  prevention, solid waste reduction and green building.
sequoia awardSequoia Award of Redwood City
The Sequoia Award of Redwood City California recognized Recology San Mateo County for its community work with such programs as Rebuilding Together, Early Bird Preschool and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula in 2010.
100bestgreenlogo2010100 Best Companies
Recology Oregon was ranked among the top 25 of the 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon in 2011 by Oregon Business. The award recognizes companies that "approach their daily work with green values."
ppaiThe Promotional Products Association International
The Promotional Products Association International recognized Recology for successful Employee Incentive Programs in 2011 with a Silver Pyramid Award.
wrap awardCalRecycle's Waste Reduction Awards
Recology was a 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003 & 2001 recipient of the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) offered by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).
awards leedLEED Gold
Recology earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the construction of the corporate office.

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

awards green businessBay Area Green Business
Recology Silicon Valley's administrative office and fleet division were certified as a Bay Area Green Business in Santa Clara County for its environmentally sound practices.

The Green Business Program was developed by Bay Area public agencies with the U.S. EPA, Cal EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control and the business community.