Recology compost programs are designed to return nutrients back to our soils, and essentially back to our dining tables. Composting turns food scraps and yard trimmings into useful materials; the best and highest use of natural resources. Compost is a viable alternative to chemical fertilizers because it adds many nutrients to soil and doesn’t pollute groundwater,… More 13 Compelling Reasons to Compost
Guest blogger, Chris Choate, VP of Sustainability at Recology, leads us through the dynamic world of creating biofuels. Recology is driven to find the social, environmental, and economical solution to power our fleet of vehicles with fuel produced from the residual resources (waste material) from your trash. We’ve spent a lot of time evaluating and researching ways to… More Turning Municipal Waste into Energy: Recology Runs on Alternative Fuel
Guest blogger, Malaika Thorne, Sustainability Program Manager at Recology on WASTE ZERO and Zero Waste. Yesterday, an independent panel consisting of former Mayors, architects and reps from the World Bank, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Siemens recognized ten cities around the world for their leadership in urban sustainability practices. San Francisco was recognized for it’s work in “waste management”.… More Building a Culture of Zero Waste
Congratulations Big Apple on Going Green! Dozens of cities and hundreds of universities are following San Francisco’s lead and instituting urban compost collection programs. Most of these programs are located where one might expect to find them: Seattle, Portland, Maine, and University of California campuses. But not everyone expected New York City to come to… More If compost collection can make it in NYC, it can make it anywhere.
Seriously? Yep. Last week, Time Magazine published an article that asked “What If the World’s Soil Runs Out?” The article highlighted the growing shortage of topsoil around the world due to unsustainable agricultural practices. Topsoil is a living thing—it is the top 2 to 8 inches of soil where most of the microorganisms live and… More Compost to save the planet
A National Record This morning San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Lee announced that the city of San Francisco reached an 80% landfill waste diversion rate. The city holds the national recycling and compost rate record in North America. And that is no small feat. The city of St. Louis’ recycling rate increased fivefold this year,… More SF hits 80% diversion on the road to zero waste
Recology in San Carlos picks up those giant items, like stoves, couches, and washing machines, that just don’t fit in your garbage can. Twice a year, Recology provides single family residents of the city with a chance to get rid of those items free of charge. What can we take? Boxes, bundles or bags that… More Need to throw away your old washing machine?