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Better at the Bin – Painless Ways to Recycle More
Globally, we produce 3.5 million tons of rubbish a day. If we packed all those discards into garbage trucks and parked them end to end, the line would stretch across the United States, a distance of 3,000 miles. The typical American produces 4.5 pounds of trash per day. That’s higher than in any other country. We can […] Read more.
China Tightens Recycling Import Rules
We have all seen the pictures of cities in China with air pollution so bad citizens have resorted to wearing masks. To help improve the environment, the Chinese government recently implemented new rules severely restricting the import of recycled plastics and recycled paper. With the paper mill industry declining in the US, we have been shipping much of our baled paper to China, where high-quality recycling is made into products such as cereal boxes and shipping cartons. Historically, China has accepted 4 to 5 percent impurities in bales of recycled materials. Now, China will only accept bales containing less than 1 percent of those impurities. It is a big change that will be challenging to meet. Read more.
Recology Community & Environmental Benefit Report
Recology sees a world without waste™. In this Community and Environmental Benefit Report, you will learn about the ways in which Recology contributes to environmental and community initiatives in the areas we serve. Included are highlights of our company’s diversion achievements, innovative service offerings, environmental stewardship, and commitment to our customers, communities, and the planet. […] Read more.
Give Gifts That Create Happiness, Not Landfill
One of the great things about the holidays is giving someone a gift they truly enjoy. And if that gift comes without generating any trash, it is even better. The environmental side of gift giving is an important consideration. The amount of trash generated in San Francisco increases about 15 percent during the holidays. We […] Read more.
Recology® San Francisco Artist in Residence Exhibitions: Work by Ramekon O’Arwisters, Anja Ulfeldt and Jinmei Chi
San Francisco, CA--The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco will host an exhibition and reception for current artists-in-residence Ramekon O’Arwisters, Anja Ulfeldt, and student artist Jinmei Chi on Friday, January 20, from 5-8pm and Saturday, January 21, from 11am-1pm. Additional viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, January 24, from 5-7pm, with a gallery walk-through with the artists at 6pm. This exhibition will be the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse. Read more.
The Kids at The Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club Receive Special Delivery
The holiday spirit came to life at the Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon when Recology employee-owners dropped off more than 100 toys and games and three new bicycles. The gifts were all donated by Recology employees who work in San Francisco. There were enough so all of the kids […] Read more.
Recology Driver Random Acts of Kindness
Recology driver, Roberto Zamudio, helped this gentleman cross the street after noticing the man was hesitant to cross. The gentleman was afraid he wouldn’t be able to cross the street before the light changed. Thank you to Roberto for making him feel comfortable and safe in our community, and also to Recology driver, Joe Goldstein […] Read more.
Celebrate Earth Day – April 22, 2017
All across the globe, people are gearing up for this year’s Earth Day celebrations. While Recology practices sustainable thinking year-round, Earth Day allows us the opportunity to bring attention to larger environmental issues that are directly related to waste reduction efforts, such as climate change and energy consumption. We encourage everyone to do three simple […] Read more.
SF Giants Zero Waste Jersey Giveaway
Calling all Giants fans attending the home games at AT&T Park from May 11th – 17th! Win an official Giants Zero Waste jersey by tagging Recology on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter in a photo (or selfie?) with the ballpark’s recycling and compost bins, OR in a baseball related photo that shows how you’re helping San […] Read more.
Recology Accepts AACE Award
We're excited to announce that the ESOP Association awarded Recology the Annual Award for Communications Excellence (AACE) for organizing and promoting the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Awareness Fairs. Read more.
One Truck, Two Carts
Split Body Trucks Allow for Efficient Curbside Collection Dual compartment collection vehicles, otherwise known as split-body trucks, are used to collect two types of materials with one truck and route. It’s little known fact that Recology pioneered the use of the split-body collection trucks for residential and commercial curbside collection. The trucks have two compartments […] Read more.
Nice to Meet You Sonoma, Marin, & Mendocino Counties!
We're excited to announce that Recology is now your recycling, organics, and solid waste service provider. Read more.