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The Truth About Recycling: 7 Questions with the Recology Head of Sustainability Image
The Truth About Recycling: 7 Questions with the Recology Head of Sustainability

In honor of this year’s Earth Month theme: “Planet vs. Plastics”, Julia Mangin, Head of Sustainability at Recology, recently sat down for a Q&A to dispel some of the myths around recycling, discuss the complexities around the recycling process, and explain the importance of contributing to the circular economy. Read on for Julia’s answers to […]

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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. 

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Holiday Tree Recycling

Recology accepts holiday trees for recycling! Flocked trees (sprayed with artificial snow) are not accepted. Remove all decorations, tinsel, and tree stands. Cut your tree into three-foot sections. Place small branches/pieces inside the cart. Place your organics cart at the curb alongside your tree.

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Changes to the Beverage Container Recycling Program

Starting January 1, 2024, California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program adds new beverages and new containers. Certified Recycling Centers must accept all CRV containers, even though some new additions may not have CRV labels until July 1, 2025. Check out the new beverages and containers added to the program.  

Read our 2023 Sustainability Report Image
Read our 2023 Sustainability Report

Recology is proud to announce the release of our 2023 Sustainability Report! This year’s report showcases our company-wide commitment to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, supporting our diverse employee-owners, and partnering with local communities to achieve our shared goals.

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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 […]

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Best Practices for Recology Customers during COVID-19

Help keep yourself and Recology Mountain View employee owners safe by following the guidance below.     STOP & THINK What goes where? Sorting properly is critical to keeping recyclable or compostable material out of the landfill.  Organic materials should go in the compost, while cardboard, paper, glass, metal, and plastic containers should go in […]

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Curbside Collection & On Call Appointments

Curbside Collection Services Residents may set out one extra bag of trash for every “extra trash” sticker that is purchased through Recology Customer Service at 650.967.3034. Extra cardboard can be bundled and tied with twine, rope, or tape (3 ft x 3 ft maximum size) and placed next to your recycling cart. Up to 2 […]