Recology Artist in Residence Program Covid-19 updates

Recology is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community. At this time, it is especially important for all of us to minimize the risk of spreading Covid-19 through social distancing. With this in mind, we have canceled all tours until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding and for helping keep our community healthy.

Public Tour
While our facility is closed to the public we are still committed to providing relevant recycling and composting education, and supporting our communities in efforts to protect and preserve our fragile planet. We are excited to now offer monthly webinars for those interested in learning more about Recology, how we sort materials placed in your bins, and the Artist in Residence Program. This webinar will also review the innovative programs Recology has put in place with the city of San Francisco, and what individual actions you can take to create an impactful change. Registration is free and open to the public. 

Artist in Residence Program Tour
During this online presentation we will take a look at the journey of the Artist in Residence Program from founder Jo Hanson’s original inspiration to the world renowned program it is today. Throughout the presentation you will learn about what makes this program unique, how it has stayed successful year after year, and the impact it has had on the local arts community. We will end with a review of some of the work by past artists.

Special Interests
Groups with tailored interests such as packaging engineers or design firms, please contact Felisia Castañeda at 415-205-9343 for information on private, online, discussion groups and presentations via Zoom.  

Commercial Businesses
Please call 415-330-1300 to learn about resources available to commercial business at this time. If you are a business located outside of San Francisco please feel free to sign up for the Public Tour Webinar. 

School Field Trips
Recology is continuing to partner with the San Francisco Department of the Environment to provide distance learning opportunities to students in San Francisco. Please visit the Recology Environmental Learning Center website for resources including virtual presentations, student activities, and videos. 

Virtual Tours
Learn more about the Recology Transfer Station and Recycling Center, and Recycle Central at Pier 96 by viewing the videos and virtual tours below.

In this interactive tour of the Recology San Francisco Transfer Station and Recycling Center you can explore the 47-acre site and learn about what makes Recology unique. Points of interest include the bird abatement program, which utilizes trained hawks and falcons, the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, and the three-acre sculpture garden.
The San Francisco Transfer Station and Recycling Center is a hub for a number of resource recovery activities. Learn about all the programs Recology offers at this site, from construction and demolition debris processing to the Artist in Residence Program
On this tour you will learn the ins and outs of Recycle Central at Pier 96, one of the most technologically advanced sorting facilities in the country. You can follow the sorting process for paper, plastic, metal, and glass and learn about the latest technologies including optical sorters and robots.
Recycle Central at Pier 96 is one of the most technologically advanced recycling centers in the country. See how materials from the blue bin are sorted into various commodities and learn how to improve your recycling habits.