Environmental Learning Center

The John A. Legnitto Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a dynamic education center where visitors can learn about what happens to the materials placed in curbside recycling, compost, and landfill bins, as well as many ways to minimize waste and conserve natural resources.

Located in San Francisco and named after one of our beloved General Managers who passed away in 2015, the ELC contains a gallery, where work from the Artist in Residence Program is shown, and a classroom with educational exhibits that serves as the starting point for public tours of the San Francisco Transfer Station and Recycling Center. 

Our Mission

The mission of the ELC is to provide engaging experiences and educational resources that inspire individuals to conserve natural resources through both personal and collective action. Our goal is to empower both children and adults to make choices that protect our fragile planet for the benefit of generations to come. 

Programs and Events

Visit our Artist in Residence Program page to learn about upcoming events, including panel discussions and free artist workshops. You can find recordings of past events on our YouTube channel. Stay up to date and view exclusive content by following @RecologyAIR on Instagram and Facebook