Food waste accounts for 8% of greenhouse gas emissions. More U.S. cities are exploring door-to-door compost collection, but it’s not as easy as it might seem. Bloomberg, Oct. 14, 2021
San Francisco recycles and composts more trash than it sends to the landfill. That means San Francisco is saving water, space, and chemical fertilizers, and reducing destructive greenhouse gases. So how does composting work where it is servicing a whole city? We went straight to San Francisco’s compost pile to find out if this model […]
They say people respond in one of three ways when confronted with a threat or emergency – fight, flight, or freeze. Matt Taylor, a Recology residential driver in Eureka, faced that challenge shortly before sunrise Tuesday morning – and took action. KRCR TV, Sat., Aug. 14, 2021
In this group survey of former Recology artists-in-residence, materiality dominates, which is not surprising given that the primary purpose of San Francisco’s waste management company’s residency program is for artists to engage with its endless supply of trash and recyclables. This show attempts to capture the wide range of works created in situ at San […]
In recent years, the mills and foundries that receive recyclables from Recology have stopped accepting material with more than one percent impurities, so the sorting facility at Pier 96 must work at a very high standard. On a tour of the sorting center, we learn what happens when things that don’t belong in the recycling […]
This year marks the 25th year that San Francisco residents and businesses can place their food scraps and yard trimmings in green bins at the curb for collection and composting. Recology, the city and county of San Franciso’s solid waste services provider, has worked with the San Francisco Department of Environment since the mid-1990s on […]
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.