Recology: A World Without Waste
Zero waste is more than just a goal for the communities in which we work – it’s a goal for ourselves; especially in how we work and with whom we partner. Recology has taken significant measures as a company to work toward zero waste. Want to get there with us? See how we’re changing our behavior, and reach out to schedule a waste audit. Let’s get there together.
How We Work to Achieve Zero Waste
PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITIES
Recology sees communities as partners. If we don’t work together to determine how to reach zero waste, it simply won’t work.
Every community is unique and faces different challenges when it comes to recycling, compost, and landfill collection. We understand these nuances, so after conducting a thorough waste audit to better understand existing recycling programs, we work with businesses and communities to identify areas for improvement. Our partnerships with municipalities and commercial customers have yielded some of the industry’s greatest diversion successes.
A Case Study with Promontory Point
Foster City, CA
WHAT: A multi-family dwelling with 90 units, totaling three separate buildings
WASTE AUDIT RESULTS: Recology found that 30% of residents’ organic waste was being placed in landfill carts.
RECOMMENDATION: Implement and increase organics services, and decrease garbage service. This means providing more green bins, and decreasing the number of black bins.
RESULT: Landfill service decrease from 60% to 38%, along with their bill!
2012 Diversion rate: 40%
2016 Diversion rate: 62%