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

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

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

California Passes Progressive Organics Recycling Bill

The last few months proved to be significant for California’s environmentalists and waste & recycling industry alike. In addition to signing SB 270, the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1826 (Chesbro), requiring commercial businesses to begin recycling organics. According to Assembly Bill 1826, organics include “food waste, green waste,… More California Passes Progressive Organics Recycling Bill

Recology San Mateo County Offers Food for Thought

We’ve seen how the “eat local” movement has gained a lot of attention recently.  Local farmers’ markets and family farms are plentiful in and around the Bay Area, yet many people may not understand what it means to eat locally, or why it’s even important. Generally, local food is defined as food that has traveled… More Recology San Mateo County Offers Food for Thought

Recology San Mateo County Congratulates BizSMART Award Winners

The BizSMART @ Work is an annual award program recognizing businesses and multi-family complexes that are leading the way to reduce waste and conserve natural resources. Recology San Mateo County (Recology) would like to congratulate this year’s BizSMART @ Work Award winners. Recology’s team thrives on working with the businesses and multi-family complexes to help… More Recology San Mateo County Congratulates BizSMART Award Winners