From Food to Fuel: How Recology Portland & JC-Biomethane Create Renewable Energy From Food Scraps

                By Greg Moore Operations Manager Recology Portland Recology Oregon Recovery, located in Portland, Oregon,  has partnered with JC-Biomethane (JCB), an anaerobic digester (AD) facility located near Junction City, Oregon. JCB is the first biogas plant in the Pacific Northwest to produce energy from an anaerobic digester through… More From Food to Fuel: How Recology Portland & JC-Biomethane Create Renewable Energy From Food Scraps

Recycle Unwanted Clothing and Textiles in San Francisco

What do tote bags, oven mitts, chair cushions, carpet padding, and rugs have in common? They can all be made from recycled clothes and other textiles. Many cities, including San Francisco, are making new efforts to collect old clothes and other textiles for recycling. Wearable items, recycled though a textile collection program, can be worn… More Recycle Unwanted Clothing and Textiles in San Francisco

What it Means to Work for An Employee Owned Company

You’ll notice that many of our newsletters and printed materials say something along the lines of, “Proudly Employee Owned,” or “100% Employee Owned.”  And it’s true, we are entirely employee owned; it’s a part of our culture and part of our benefits package. Not only does employee ownership drive our employees’ stock value but it… More What it Means to Work for An Employee Owned Company

Make Art, Not Landfill: The 25th Anniversary of the Recology Artist in Residence Program

Location Thoreau Center for Sustainability Presidio Building 1014 (Lincoln Blvd. and Torney Ave.), San Francisco 94129 Date/Time Exhibition: June 8-September 10, 2015 Reception: Thursday, June 11, 2015, 5-8pm Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm Admission is free and open to the public, all ages welcome, wheelchair accessible. http://www.recologysf.com/AIR Jamil Hellu, Cart 4, Balls (Blue), 2014. Chad Hasegawa,… More Make Art, Not Landfill: The 25th Anniversary of the Recology Artist in Residence Program

Recology Oregon Compost Organizes 3rd Annual Community Garden and Food Donations

By:  Jon Thomas Operations Manager Recology Oregon Compost (Nature’s Needs) Recology Oregon Compost, also known as Nature’s Needs, is an advanced composting facility located about 20 miles northwest of Portland, OR. Recology has been involved in the North Plains community since we acquired Nature’s Needs in 2009.  In the last few years, we’ve planted a large… More Recology Oregon Compost Organizes 3rd Annual Community Garden and Food Donations

Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Exhibitions: Work by Michael Arcega, Ma Li and Eden V. Evans

The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco will host an exhibition and reception for current artists-in-residence Michael Arcega, Ma Li and student artist Eden V. Evans on Friday, May 22, from 5-9pm (with performance by Ma Li at 7:30pm) and Saturday, May 23, from 1-3pm. Additional viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, May 26, from 5-7pm, with a gallery walk-through… More Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Exhibitions: Work by Michael Arcega, Ma Li and Eden V. Evans

Recycling Economics: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

John Porter, Recology Guest Blogger San Francisco Region Group Controller Since I started at Recology a few years ago, one of the most common questions I receive surrounds both the environmental and economic impact of recycling. It’s usually in some form of: “How could the environmental and financial costs of sorting, shipping and processing of recyclables… More Recycling Economics: A Cost-Benefit Analysis