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Recology Artist in Residents Program Covid-19 Updates

Recology is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community. At this time, we have canceled all in-person tours until further notice.Thank you for your understanding and for helping keep our community healthy.

Recology Facilities Webinar

While our facility is closed to the public for tours we are still committed to providing recycling and composting education. We are excited to now offer monthly webinars for those interested in learning more about Recology and how we sort materials placed in curbside bins. The webinar also provides an overview of the innovative programs Recology has implemented in partnership with the City of San Francisco and offers guidance on individual actions we all can take to waste less and conserve natural resources. Registration is free and open to the public.

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Artist in Residence Program Webinar – Artists are required to attend a webinar prior to submitting an application.

Interested in learning more about the Artist in Residence Program? Join us for a special webinar on the fourth Thursday of each month to learn about the history of the program, how to apply, and hear from former artists about their experience and work. Each month will feature a different guest artist speaker. Registration is free and open to the public.

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Virtual Tours

Learn more about how Recology processes recycling, compost, and landfill-bound materials 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 our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, the Artist in Residence Program, and the three-acre sculpture garden.

The San Francisco Transfer Station and Recycling Center is a hub for resource recovery activities. Learn about all the programs Recology offers at this site, from construction and demolition debris processing to our innovative Artist in Residence Program.

On this tour you will learn about Recycle Central @ Pier 96, one of the most technologically advanced material sorting facilities in the country. Follow along the Recycle Central sorting process for paper, plastic, metal, and glass and learn about the latest technologies including optical sorters and robots.

Learn more about how materials from the blue bin are sorted into various commodities and what you can do to improve your recycling habits.

In this virtual tour you will learn about the entire compost process, from food scraps to mature compost in use on California farms. You will also learn about the many benefits of compost, including how it improves soil health, fights climate change, and conserves water.

Special Interests

Groups with specific interests such as packaging engineers or design firms, please contact Ailsa Harju at 628.224.0938 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 Recology Facilities Webinar.

School Field Trips

Recology partners with the San Francisco Department of the Environment to provide distance learning opportunities for students in San Francisco. Visit the “Schools” page for resources including virtual presentations, videos, and more.