Environmental Learning Center

Welcome to the John A. Legnitto Environmental Learning Center (ELC)!

The John A. Legnitto 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 the ways to minimize waste and conserve natural resources.

The mission of the ELC is to provide a diverse set of engaging experiences and relevant, educational resources that inspire Recology communities to conserve natural resources through both individual and collective action. Our goal is to empower both children and adults to make choices that protect and preserve our planet for the benefit of generations to come. 

Located in San Francisco and named after one of our beloved General Managers who passed away in 2015, the ELC contains 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.


See What’s New at the ELC!

Bringing Art to You

While we shelter in place, the Artist in Residence Program is bringing art and inspiration to you virtually! Each week we feature several past artists through 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 Instagram at @RecologyAIR.

Online Learning Opportunities

At Recology we understand the importance of environmental education and are working to bring new and engaging educational programming to the virtual world. Students can now learn all about Recology, reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting through Recology for Kids, and we invite everyone to visit the San Francisco Transfer Station and Recycling Center through our virtual tour.