Environmental Learning Center
Welcome to The John A. Legnitto Environmental Learning Center (ELC), a dynamic education facility 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 houses a gallery, exhibiting work from the Artist in Residence Program, and a classroom with educational exhibits that serves as the starting point for public tours of the San Francisco Transfer Station and Recycling Center. You can visit the ELC by signing up for a tour or joining us at the next art opening.

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 children and adults alike to make choices that protect our fragile planet for the benefit of generations to come. 


See What’s New at the ELC

Bringing Art to You

While we continue to shelter in place, our team at the Recology Artist in Residence Program is excited to bring art and inspiration to you virtually! Each week we feature past artists-in-residence on our social media pages.  These posts provide never before published details from a past exhibition, an interview with a past artist, or photos from a tour. Check it out on our Instagram at @RecologyAIR.

Online Learning Opportunities

At Recology, we understand the importance of environmental education and will continue to support our schools and families as we migrate much of this activity online. Check out our tours page for for virtual tours and videos, and the students page for family friendly activities and resources.