Recology Artist in Residents Program Covid-19 Updates

All in-person programming for both students and adults is postponed until further notice in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. For the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, all of the below programming will be offered online as synchronous and asynchronous distance-learning opportunities. Please visit our Student Activities page for more information.

Do you have a class in San Francisco interested in learning more about recycling, composting, resource conservation, zero waste, and steps students can take to help protect the planet? Recology offers several programs to support local schools in these efforts, and partners with the San Francisco Department of Environment to provide resources for teachers, students, families, and administrators. Check out our full list of programs and resources below! 



Recology partners with the San Francisco Department of the Environment to offer free field trips, including bus transportation, to the Recology Transfer Station. Teachers can  learn more and apply for a free field trip  by visiting the  SF Environment School Education website.  

Virtual Learning Opportunities

Check out our Student Activities page for a suite of online learning opportunities including virtual tours, interactive presentations, and more!

Offsite Presentations

For students too young, or unable to arrange a visit to Recology, we offer in-class presentations at your school. Our educational programing teaches students about Recology, what happens to the materials they dispose of, the importance of reducing, reusing, composting, and recycling, and how to properly sort materials into the three bins.​

Presentations usually last 20-45 minutes, vary by age group, and are accompanied by engaging visuals. To arrange a presentation for your class, contact Felisia Castañeda at 415-205-9343.

Art Labs

Art Labs provide students with a new perspective on how art can inspire people to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Students meet with a current artist-in-residence to learn about their practice, and have the opportunity to create their own artwork with clean materials scavenged from the Public Reuse and Recycling Area.​

A limited number of Art Labs are offered for free, including bus transportation through our partnership with SF Environment. Teachers can learn more and apply for an Art Lab field trip by visiting the  SF Environment School Education website. 

Due to high demand, in-person programs are only available to schools located within San Francisco. Programming is offered free of cost, however, for trips not granted through the SF Environment, we are unable to provide bus transportation. There is a minimum age requirement of nine years, or third grade, in order to visit Recology facilities.

To inquire further about our student programs please contact Felisia Castañeda at 415-205-9343

Please visit ReThink Waste or Stop Waste for programs available to schools on the Peninsula and in the East Bay.