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

Posted in Events, Resource Recovery by ErinAtRecology on June 3, 2015

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

JamilJamil Hellu, Cart 4, Balls (Blue),
2014.
chadChad Hasegawa, Bear,
2013.
amyAmy Wilson Faville, Carpet Mountain, 2012.
laurenLauren DiCioccio, Thank You Bag (White and Blue).

 


In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Recology Artist in Residence Program, Recology and the Thoreau Center for Sustainability are hosting an exhibition and reception at the Thoreau Center’s galleries. The exhibition will run from June 8 to September 10 and will feature more than 50 artworks made from recycled materials by 43 artists during their residencies at “the dump.” An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 11, from 5-8pm.

Since the Artist in Residence Program’s founding in 1990, more than 150 Bay Area artists have worked at Recology San Francisco, making art from things that people have thrown away. The program is the first of its kind in the country and was developed when curbside recycling was established in San Francisco. Conceived by artist and activist Jo Hanson, the program was the most innovative component of an education initiative that encouraged people to recycle. Now, twenty-five years later, the program has garnered international attention, and has grown to include an Environmental Learning Center, an extensive public tour program, a three-acre sculpture garden, and off-site exhibitions.

Thirty artists have completed residencies since 2010 when the program celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Work by these artists is included in the exhibition, along with pieces by several previous artists. Artwork represented includes painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, collage, sound art, and mixed-media. A video slide show documenting all former artists will also be presented in the exhibition.

The goal of the Artist in Residence Program is to support Bay Area artists while teaching the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Artists work in a studio on-site at San Francisco’s Transfer Station and scavenge in the Public Disposal and Recycling Area for materials to make their art. The results of hyper-consumerism, easy disposability, planned obsolescence, and our general love of “stuff” are disturbingly plentiful. Not all artists necessarily make work that directly addresses these issues, but all residency participants do feel the impact of being so intimately exposed to the waste stream.

Recology is honored to partner with Tides and the Thoreau Center on this exhibition and celebration. The Tides-operated Thoreau Center is a 150,000 square foot nonprofit center located in the historic Presidio. Comprising 12 buildings, the environmentally and financially sustainable facility houses over 60 nonprofits that work for a healthy environment and a just world.

Recology is an employee-owned company that traces its roots back to Gold-Rush-era San Francisco. It provides collection, recycling, disposal, and composting and has over 40 subsidiaries, including Golden Gate Disposal and Sunset Scavenger. Recology is proud to serve more than 127 communities including 700,000 residential and 100,000 commercial customers in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

 

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

Posted in Community, Events, Recycling, San Francisco, WASTE ZERO, You Should Know... by art at the dump on May 6, 2015
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 with the artists at 6:30pm. This exhibition will be the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.

Michael Arcega

Michael Arcega
Recologica: A Nacireman Excavation
In his most recent work, interdisciplinary artist Michael Arcega employs the term Nacirema (American spelled backwards), coined by Horace Mitchell Miner in a 1956 paper that satirized the anthropological study of world cultures that emphasized “otherness,” influencing generations of anthropologists and social scientists. Like Miner, Arcega approaches North Americans as a strange people whose practices and rituals must be studied and understood. Though a socio-political critique, Arcega’s work also has a playful element, providing familiar entry points to alternative ways of thinking about those who colonize the landscape

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Ma Li
photo: Daniel Melo www.danielmelo.com
Ma Li
Meet You at the Bird Bridge in the Milky Way
Ma Li uses non-traditional art media and discarded materials to create sculpture and installations. Her dream-like, large-scale, frequently suspended forms reference her Chinese heritage and often appear like temples, lanterns, or ceremonial architecture. But her titles for works, such as Retrofuture City and 633 Hours to Intergalactica!, in combination with her materials that include vividly-colored plastics, lights, and mylar, speak to the meeting of tradition and pop culture; the ordinary and the fantastic; and the hand-made and mass-produced.While at Recology, Ma Li has created a living installation that attempts to connect her sculpture to the community, providing space for people to build relationships with materials, the environment, and each other. The work will happen in two parts. First, at Recology, where those attending the opening reception on Friday May 22 will participate in a choreographed performance at 7:30pm, and finally, at the Asian Art Museum on May 28 from 6:30-9pm, where the installation will be assembled.…Read more
Eden V. EvansEden V. Evans
Momento
In sculpture, installation, and textile works, Eden V. Evans addresses ideas of memory, and how our recollections of past experiences continue to shape our present selves. Working with the term momento, a variant spelling of memento, Evans has created artworks that explore specific moments in time and connect to her own experiences. Work is personal, yet universal, and speaks to issues of absence, loss and mortality, and the indelible marks these events leave on all of us. Says Evans, “because my most prominent memories are related to grief and loss, there is a tone of what used to be, but I’m often juxtaposing it with what is now.”…Read more 
About the Artist in Residence Program
The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind program established in 1990 to encourage the conservation of natural resources and instill a greater appreciation for the environment and art in children and adults. Artists work for four months in studio space on site, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public. Over one-hundred professional Bay Area artists have completed residencies. Applications are accepted annually, June through August.
Directions
From Downtown San Francisco/East Bay:
Go south on Highway 101 and exit at “Candlestick Park/Tunnel Ave.” After the stop sign, continue straight on Beatty Rd. Turn right on Tunnel Ave.

From the Peninsula:
Go north on Highway 101 and exit at the first “Candlestick Park” off-ramp. Stay in the left lane and take the first left toward the stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign onto Alanna Way and go under the freeway. At the next stop sign, turn right on Beatty Rd. Turn right on Tunnel Ave.

Public Transit:
The “T” Third St. streetcar and bus lines 9 and 9R stop at Bayshore Blvd. and Arleta Ave. (three blocks away). The Caltrain “Bayshore Station” stop is directly across the street from our facility.

Locations
Art Studio at 503 Tunnel Ave.
Environmental Learning Center Gallery at 401 Tunnel Ave.

Date/Time
ReceptionFriday, May 22, 20155-9pm (with performance by Ma Li at 7:30pm)
ReceptionSaturday, May 23, 20151-3pm
Additional viewing hoursTuesday, May 26, 20155-7pm with gallery walk-through with artists at 6:30pm at 503 Tunnel AvenueAdmission is free and open to the public, all ages welcome,

wheelchair accessible.
http://www.recologysf.com/AIR

Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Exhibitions: Work by Kara Maria, Imin Yeh and Matthew Goldberg

Posted in Community, Events, Recology, Recycling, San Francisco, WASTE ZERO, You Should Know... by art at the dump on January 16, 2015

The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco will host an exhibition and reception for current artists-in-residence Kara Maria, Imin Yeh and student artist Matthew Goldberg on Friday, January 23, from 5-9pm and Saturday, January 24, from 1-3pm. Additional viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, January 27, from 5-7pm, with a gallery walk-through with the artists at 6:30pm. This exhibition will be the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.

Kara Maria

Kara Maria: A Trash Menagerie
Painter Kara Maria combines abstraction and representation to address subjects that range from the personal to the political. During her residency she has turned her focus to her immediate environment, making work in response to the Recology site. Using found stretched canvases, including amateur paintings and digitally printed, mass-produced artwork from Ikea, Maria has overpainted the works with recycled acrylic paint from the Household Hazardous Waste Program. The abstract portions of her paintings speak to the environment of the Recology facility, a constantly churning and tumultuous place whose frenetic nature is conveyed in Maria’s disjointed shapes and vibrant colors. The representational portions of her work reflect another aspect of the facility—the living creatures that inhabit or pass through the site. Interspersed within her paintings are detailed renderings of seagulls, raccoons, hawks, and other animals. …Read more

Imin Yeh

Imin Yeh: Goldbricking 
Used in labor, “goldbricking” is a term that means pretending to be productive. Its origins are in trickery and the act of conning someone by painting a brick gold. Though it could hardly describe Yeh’s dedicated work ethic, its use suggests a wry joke about her studio practice which is characterized by labor-intensive and often repetitive processes. Yeh’s art has consistently explored issues of labor and production. While at Recology she has been struck by the volume of corporate waste, and has scavenged the detritus of businesses and offices. Trade show banners have been sliced up and coated with shades of white house paint, their marketing jargon still ever so slightly visible, alluding to the transient nature of their messages. From discarded hotel uniforms, Yeh has created a textile work of monochromatic, geometric forms. Slight variations in the shade and texture of the fabrics reflect the wear and laundering of each garment, and are suggestive of the individual experiences of each worker. …Read more

Matthew Goldberg

Matthew Goldberg: Space Trash, Boomerang! 
What would happen if our trash was launched into space in a misguided attempt to rid the planet of waste, only to orbit and return to earth? This is the premise for the artwork Matthew Goldberg has made during his Recology residency. In sculpture, photography, collage, and installation, he explores trash as an extraterrestrial force—both familiar and foreign, from the past and seemingly also from the future. Says Goldberg, “The narrative is a fantasy—much like our perceptions of space and much like the general public’s perception of a ‘dump’ facility I have encountered when explaining this program.” Music is another outcome of his residency, which will be performed live by the appropriately named Sputnik (Goldberg and his brother) at the exhibition reception….Read more 

About the Artist in Residence Program
The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind program established in 1990 to encourage the conservation of natural resources and instill a greater appreciation for the environment and art in children and adults. Artists work for four months in studio space on site, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public. Over one-hundred professional Bay Area artists have completed residencies. Applications are accepted annually, June through August.

Reception
Friday, January 23, 2015, 5-9pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1-3pm

Additional viewing hours
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5-7pm with gallery walk-through with artists at 6:30pm

Admission is free and open to the public, all ages welcome, wheelchair accessible.
http://www.recologysf.com/AIR

Locations-
Art Studio at 503 Tunnel Ave. and Environmental Learning Center Gallery at 401 Tunnel Ave.

Directions-
From Downtown San Francisco/East Bay-
Go south on Highway 101 and exit at “Candlestick Park/Tunnel Ave.” After the stop sign, continue straight on Beatty Rd. Turn right on Tunnel Ave.

From the Peninsula-
Go north on Highway 101 and exit at the first “Candlestick Park” off-ramp. Stay in the left lane and take the first left toward the stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign onto Alanna Way and go under the freeway. At the next stop sign, turn right on Beatty Rd. Turn right on Tunnel Ave.

Public Transit-
The “T” Third St. streetcar and bus lines 9 and 9x stop at Bayshore Blvd. and Arleta Ave. (three blocks away). The Caltrain “Bayshore Station” stop is directly across the street from our facility.

 

Recology Celebrates Employee Ownership Month

Posted in Employee Ownership, Events by ErinAtRecology on October 14, 2014

ESOPThis October, Recology, along with the ESOP Association and the employee ownership community, will be celebrating Employee Ownership Month. We’re excited to share the incredible spirit of employee ownership with our customers and employees.

Employee Ownership Month is an opportunity for ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) companies across the U.S. to educate employee owners and the public about the benefits of ESOPs.

The Recology Ownership Celebration Committee (ROCC) celebrates by organizing annual raffles and fundraisers to support the ESOP and build employee ownership pride. Each year, the ROCC also honors outstanding employees with employee of the year awards.

Employee Ownership Facts:

  • There are approximately 10,000 ESOPs in place in the U.S., covering 10 million employees.
  • Total assets owned by U.S. ESOPs are estimated to be $869 billion.
  • The Economic Performance Survey conducted by the Employee Ownership Foundation
    in 2013 found that:
    – 71% indicated a better performance in 2013, relative to 2012
    – 78% indicated revenue increased in 2013
    – 70% indicated profitability increased in 2013

For more information on ESOPs and Employee Ownership Month, please visit The ESOP Association. 

Founded in 1921, Recology is a 100% employee-owned company dedicated to improving the environment by utilizing resources to their highest use. Recology is a member of the Washington, DC-based ESOP Association, and the California/Western States Chapter of the Association.

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Recology Employees Clean Up San Francisco Community Park

Posted in Community, Composting, Events, Recology, WASTE ZERO by ErinAtRecology on July 23, 2014

Recology Volunteers

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, 200 Recology and community partners made a tremendous improvement to Little Hollywood Park in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood.

We selected this project not only to beautify the neighborhood park in close proximity to our Recology San Francisco transfer station, but to share our Recology spirit in memory of our late colleague, John Legnitto.

With the help of volunteers, we accomplished the following:

  • Weeded and removed invasive wild blackberry and Algerian ivy located adjacent to the Recology property line
    along a 100 yard fence on the upper park level.
  • Planted over 100 native drought tolerant plants supplied by SFRPD using 30 cubic feet of Recology potting mix for 10 cement planter
    boxes and surrounding hillside.
  • Spread 60 cubic yards of Recology arbor mulch produced by Recology Grover Environmental Products in selected areas throughout the 1.3 acre park.
  • Power washed, prepped and painted 10 wooden picnic tables, 18 wooden park benches, 15 cement trash receptacles, 10 cement planter boxes, a wooden swing structure, a multi-level staircase, railing and retaining walls using tools from Recology CleanScapes and paint supplied by SFRPD.

All work was done in preparation for the park renovation that will take place in October 2014. Together, our efforts for one day totaled 800 hours of service, which amounts to an in-kind donation of over $20,000 to the SFRPD.

Thank you for making our joint project with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD) a success!

Recology Volunteers

Planting drought resistant plants.

Recology Volunteers

Evening out the materials in a debris box

Recology Compost

Recology employee, Patricia Aleman (left), with SF Supervisor Malia Cohen

Recology Volunteers

Collecting debris

SF Residents: Nice to Know

Posted in Community, Events, Services by ErinAtRecology on July 10, 2014

The-Soil-Will-Save-Us-400New book
The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson emphasizes composting to return carbon where it belongs — in topsoil. Soil, Ohlson writes, is “the foundation of all agricultural life.”

What is the best way to feed soil? Apply compost. Ohlson writes about small farmers who call themselves soil farmers, microbe farmers, and even carbon farmers because they know carbon makes “their soils richer, moister, and darker.” Her book, which bears the subtitle “How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet,” features comments from experts who say this kind of farming can accelerate “removal of carbon from the atmosphere via photosynthesis.”

That’s good stuff we can all support. Start today. Please place all food scraps, plant cuttings, and food-soiled paper in your green bin, and we will turn it into compost that is applied to local farms, orchards, and vineyards.

Debris boxes for larger jobs 

Recology Debris BoxWe offer a full complement of debris boxes and professional pick up and delivery service for all kinds of construction, demolition, and remodeling projects. And we recycle the contents at our construction recycling facility in San Francisco.

For details, go to DebrisBoxRental.com and click on “Order Debris Box” or call 1-888-404-4008.

Bin-by-the-day
Recology SF can deliver 2- to 6-cubic yard metal bins to customers doing small construction, remodeling, or clean out projects. Call 1-888-404-4008 and ask about our bin-by-the-day service.

Recology_TrashedSign up for invites to environmental films
Recology continues to offer showings of environmental films for your enlightenment and enjoyment. Last year, Recology and Mayor Ed Lee co-hosted a screening of Trashed, a documentary featuring Jeremy Irons. This year we hosted Growing Cities, a film about urban farming in America, and Waste Land, a feature film which won more than 50 awards internationally.

To be alerted to future screenings, go to RecologySF.com and sign up to receive “email updates.” Look for the picture of the smart phone on the right-hand side of the homepage.

 

RecycleMyJunk.com
San Francisco residents can schedule a special pickup for large or bulky items at no additional cost, including textiles! Go to RecycleMyJunk.com for program guidelines.

Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Exhibitions: Work by Matthew Gottschalk, Jamil Hellu and Claire Lynch

Posted in Community, Diversion, Events, Resource Recovery, San Francisco by art at the dump on May 2, 2014

The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco will host an exhibition and reception for current artists-in-residence Matthew Gottschalk, Jamil Hellu, and student artist Claire Lynch on Friday, May 23, from 5-9pm and Saturday, May 24, from 1-3pm. Additional viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, May 27, from 5-7pm, followed by a gallery walk-through with the artists at 7pm. This exhibition will be the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.

Matthew Gottschalk: From the Belly of the Whale
Matthew Gottschalk has looked to explorers such as Jacques Cousteau and Carl Sagan for inspiration while on his own epic adventure at the dump. Gottschalk, who in the past has used marionette puppets as protagonists in installations that include sculpture and video components, has crafted a Carl Sagan puppet to explore the cosmos of the Recology facility. Through the use of touchstones of popular culture—and an ever-engaging marionette—Gottschalk brings playfulness to deeper questions of what it means to be human.

Work alludes to Joseph Campbell’s concepts of the “hero’s journey” and universal myths, as well as to the primal human need to bring order and meaning to the world around us through such stories. Gottschalk also references the dangers and mysteries of space and oceanographic exploration; his series of harpoons made from materials including baseball bats and fireplace pokers suggest conquest and being “in the belly of the whale”—both literally and metaphorically—connecting to his own process of hunting for materials in the Public Disposal and Recycling Area. Much like the real Carl Sagan’s “Golden Record,” a collection of audio recordings and photographs representing aspects of life on earth sent into space with the hope that it might one day be found, Gottschalk’s marionette Carl Sagan has collected the evidence of life on earth through its detritus so that we may better know ourselves. Gottschalk will also create a soundtrack for the journey played on revived and newly created musical instruments.

Gottschalk holds an MFA from Mills College, a BA in studio art from the University of California at Davis, and has studied at Yale. He was the recipient of a fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, and he has exhibited his artwork and videos in Nevada City, California; Stuttgart and Kassel, Germany; Gaza, Palestine; and Rijeka, Croatia.


Jamil Hellu: Portraits
The images photographer Jamil Hellu has made during his Recology residency explore a range of ideas related to identity and portraiture. Examining how we create and negotiate our identities throughout our lives, Hellu looks at our memories via objects, and contemplates the pivotal influences that shape who we are. The work questions the shifting nature of identity and the many roles we play in our personal and professional lives. In some cases, Hellu places the things he has photographed alongside their images and brings poignancy to mundane yet once cherished items. He also replicates scenes in found photographs that are simultaneously humorous and touching, pointing to commonalities between seemingly different people.

Work also explores identity in crisis and what it means to dispose of key markers of identity in a place like the public dump. If throwing away things, especially photographs, is a metaphor for the loss of individual identity, then the dump pile, becomes a homogenous monument to general human experience. Illustrating this is Hellu’s shredded pile of one-hundred snapshots of people at the Golden Gate Bridge—both a permanent erasure of these specific memories and an evocation of the universal significance this destination holds in people’s lives. Other photographs expand on this Bay Area and California love, as well as a love of photography itself.

Born in Brazil, Hellu received an MFA from Stanford University and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been a recipient of a Graduate Student Fellowship from the Headlands Center for the Arts and received a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His recent series of photographs, Guardians of the Golden Gate, which capture friends in superhero guises of their own choosing in locations around the Bay Area, has been the subject of national media coverage.

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Claire Lynch: Befriending Demons
In a series of large-scale, abstract, sculptural bird forms, Claire Lynch explores difficult human emotions and how we negotiate and deal with these feelings. Of particular interest to Lynch are feelings such as tension, anger, or discomfort—emotions universally experienced, yet often condemned as socially unacceptable to express. Lynch explores the role these emotions have in shaping who we are, and how sometimes the things that are the most difficult to navigate provide space for the greatest growth. Four sculptures each address different responses to these emotions and represent concealment, routine, balance, and embrace. Together they point to the need to acknowledge and understand the place these feelings have in our lives.

Claire Lynch will receive her BA in studio art from Stanford University this June. She has taught art at the American Overseas School of Rome Summer Program in Italy, and at the Potomac School Summer Program in McLean, Virginia. While a student at Stanford, Lynch has worked as an assistant at the Stanford University Art Gallery, and as a fabricator.


About the Recology Artist in Residence Program

Since 1990, the Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco has encouraged the conservation of natural resources while instilling a greater appreciation for art and the environment in children and adults. This one-of-a-kind program enables artists to work in studio space on site for four months, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public about reuse and their residency experiences. Over one-hundred professional Bay Area artists have completed residencies. Applications are accepted annually in August.

When:
Reception- Friday, May 23, 2014, 5-9pm
Reception-Saturday, May 24, 2014, 1-3pm
Additional viewing hours-Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 5-7pm with gallery walk-through with artists at 7pm

Where:
Art Studio located at 503 Tunnel Ave. and Environmental Learning Center Gallery at 401 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA

Admission is free and open to the public, all ages welcome, wheelchair accessible. http://www.recologysf.com/AIR

Recology Yuba-Sutter Golf Tournament – April 25

Posted in Community, Events, Yuba-Sutter by ErinAtRecology on April 8, 2014

Golf Fun2014 marks the 17th year of the Recology Yuba-Sutter Invitational golf tournament. By the time the last putt drops, Recology Yuba-Sutter will have raised almost $1/2 million dollars for our community.

From 1998 – 2011, the support provided grad night parties for eight area high schools. These parties provide a safe environment for high school students to celebrate graduating before moving on to the next stage of their lives. In 2011, when school budget cuts hit Shady Creek’s Outdoor Education program, Recology Yuba-Sutter stepped up with a 4-year commitment to the program to send students to a week-long environmental camp.

The Recology Invitational has been our signature event for almost two decades. Our employee owners are proud of what we’ve accomplished with the funds raised. As our community continues to grow, so does the Recology vision – to continue serving the needs of our region. This year’s tournament will be our last golf fundraising event as we now turn our attention and future efforts toward even bigger and better ways to support our community.

17 Years of Yuba-Sutter Golf:
16 Golf Events
592 Foursomes
2,368 Golfers
4,736 Mulligan’s
82,880 raffle tickets
1 million thank you’s

Would you like to play?
Golf Entry is $125 (includes golf, lunch and dinner)
Plumas Lake Country Club
Four Person Scramble, Shotgun start at Noon
Lunch served from 10:30-11:45am
Dinner follows golf, 5:30

To RSVP or for more info contact: Jackie Sillman
Jsillman@recology.com
530-749-4220

 

 

 

Recology San Mateo County Bare Necessities Toiletries Drive

Posted in Community, Events, Recology, San Mateo County by ErinAtRecology on March 11, 2014

Recology San Mateo County is currently collecting donations for our annual Bare Necessities Toiletries Drive.  Each year we partner with CORA of San Mateo County to collect toiletries for CORA’s housing and shelter programs.  CORA is a local organization that helps support victims of domestic abuse.  They are a great asset to our community, and we love to help support their programs.

To donate, please drop off your items at the Recology San Mateo County office by March 31: 

Recology San Mateo
225 Shoreway Road
San Carlos, CA 94070

Recology San Mateo County

About CORA:

Recology San Mateo CountyCORA is the only agency in San Mateo County with the sole purpose of serving victims/survivors of domestic violence/abuse. We are a multicultural agency committed to serving victims/survivors, regardless of age, ethnicity/race, financial status, language, sexual orientation, immigration status, class, religion, gender, mental or physical ability.

CORA provides free and confidential emergency, intervention and prevention services, including the county’s only emergency shelter and transitional housing for victims/survivors and services in Spanish and English.

Last years combined total donations:

Recology San Mateo County

Bradley Washington (Driver at RSMC), Leanne Granucci ( Customer Service Supervisor at RSMC), Jeannette Haskell ( Customer Service Manager at RSMC), and Michael O’Donahue (Development Director at CORA)

6 packs of diapers
6 packs of toilet paper
6 hand gels/body moisturizers
1 bottle of contact lens solution
1 Neosporin
4 packs of dental floss
162 toothbrushes
7 bottles of baby shampoo/baby lotion
2 nursing care kits
18 bars of soap
17 Regular size packs of toothpaste
49 Travel size packs of toothpaste
13 deodorants
20 bottles of shampoo/conditioner
3 quart size bags with misc soaps, conditioners, shampoos, and lotions
11 packs of baby wipes
56 bottles of mouth wash
24 bottles of oral rinse
4 Kleenex boxes
40 razors
13 hair brush/combs

San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade

Posted in Community, Events, San Bruno, San Francisco, San Mateo County, Silicon Valley, South Bay by ErinAtRecology on January 31, 2014

Chinese New Year at Recology
Happy Lunar New Year – Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Join Recology in celebrating Chinese New Year at the San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade.

When: February 15, 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Market and Second Street to Kearny and Jackson
For more information, visit www.chineseparade.com/route.asp

Recology Sunset Scavenger and Recology Golden Gate have been collecting recyclables and trash in San Francisco for well over 80 years. We’re excited to celebrate another year of service at the San Francisco Chinese New Year parade on Saturday, February 15th. Our Recology Drill Team and the Recology Dragon and Pearl will make an appearance at this years parade to welcome the Year of the Horse.

The Recology Dragon and Pearl, created by San Francisco artists Dana Albany and Flash Hopkins, is constructed out of 100% recycled materials. As a “tip-of-the-hat” to our history, the Recology Drill Team will be showing the crowd what they can do with a packing can. In the past, they carried these cans on their backs, house-to-house, up and down stairs, and into backyards collecting trash before carrying it back out to the street to dump into the truck. These folks have to be in shape, since each can weighs 40 pounds when empty!

Following the award-winning drill team, will be “Old Red,” an antique garbage truck built in 1948. While “Old Red” was state-of-the-art in the 1940s, today Recology’s entire fleet of modern collection vehicles are powered by clean, alternative fuels such as liquid natural gas and bio-diesel.

Last in line will be the “Green DeMartini,” an antique truck from 1954. This truck collected materials from the streets of San Francisco for over 30 years!

The Recology Family invites you to celebrate Lunar New Year with us! GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!

Parade route map:

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