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Watch: “Back to the Core: A Compost Story” Image
Watch: “Back to the Core: A Compost Story”

A new video released by Recology follows the journey of food scraps from curbside green bins to compost facilities to local farms.

Rethinking waste: Recology’s methane reduction strategy Image
Rethinking waste: Recology’s methane reduction strategy

Landfills, the third-largest source of methane emissions globally, significantly contribute to the climate crisis. While the waste management industry traditionally relies heavily on landfills, an alternative approach that focuses on resource recovery—diverting material from landfills for recycling into new products or returning to the earth—is paramount in methane reduction. Reuters, Dec. 12, 2023. 

Recology meets cleaner fleet goal, announces new 5-year targets Image
Recology meets cleaner fleet goal, announces new 5-year targets

The West Coast waste hauler and processor fuels 90% of its vehicle fleet via renewable or alternative fuels. It set new goals on landfill emissions and facility power. Waste Dive, Sept. 27, 2023.

Recology nearly halves its fleet emissions Image
Recology nearly halves its fleet emissions

San Francisco-based waste and recycling firm Recology says it has achieved a goal it set four years ago to power its fleet with 90 percent renewable or alternative energy sources. Waste Today, Apr. 11, 2023

Recology achieves goal to power fleet with 90 percent renewable or alternative energy  Image
Recology achieves goal to power fleet with 90 percent renewable or alternative energy 

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2023 – To celebrate Earth Month, Recology announced that it achieved its goal to power its fleet with more than 90 percent renewable or alternative energy in 2022.  “We made a commitment in 2019 to significantly reduce our use of conventional fossil fuels. In hitting this mark, we achieved one of […]

Recology Driver Wins National ‘Driver of the Year’ Award Image
Recology Driver Wins National ‘Driver of the Year’ Award

Congrats again to Recology Davis driver Gustavo Arriaga for being named Regional Residential Driver of the Year by the National Waste & Recycling Association! Davis Enterprise, Mar. 28, 2023

Recology Driver Receives Honorable Mention for  ‘Regional Commercial Driver of the Year’ Image
Recology Driver Receives Honorable Mention for ‘Regional Commercial Driver of the Year’

Congrats again to Recology South Valley driver Sal Plascencia for receiving Honorable Mention for Regional Commercial Driver of the Year by the National Waste & Recycling Association! The Morgan Hill Times, Apr. 5, 2023

From bin to bulldozer: Your organic waste goes to this composting facility in Wheatland Image
From bin to bulldozer: Your organic waste goes to this composting facility in Wheatland

Several piles of rich and earthy compost fill 10-15 acres at the facility. It all starts with your food going into the green waste bin. ABC10, Jul. 7, 2022

California’s sweeping new plastics law could be a game-changer Image
California’s sweeping new plastics law could be a game-changer

It will take several years to find out for sure, but the world’s fifth-largest economy will likely force changes far beyond the state’s borders. National Geographic, Jul. 7, 2022