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Eureka trash collector’s quick action helps family escape house fire Image
Eureka trash collector’s quick action helps family escape house fire

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

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The Art of Recology @ Bedford Gallery

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 […]

Recyclables have to be sorted nearly perfectly at Recology’s Pier 96 facility Image
Recyclables have to be sorted nearly perfectly at Recology’s Pier 96 facility

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 […]

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Education & Outreach

We work together with you to ensure you have the tools you need to maximize diversion. Our goal is to always improve the percentage of waste diverted.

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Where We Serve

Recology has 26 collections companies that provide integrated services to more than 2.5 million individuals and more than 100,000 commercial customers in California, Oregon, and Washington.

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Sustainability

Recology is helping lead the resource recovery industry to a greener future by investing in renewable energy, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, and pursuing advanced collection and processing technologies.