The Recology mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. Our rallying cry is “WASTE ZERO”, and we strive to find the best and highest use of all materials we collect. This philosophy conserves resources, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and diverts material away from the landfill.
We’re good at recovering resources, because we’ve been doing it for over 100 years. Our founders immigrated to San Francisco in the mid-1800s looking for opportunity, and they eventually found work picking up other people’s garbage. They called themselves scavengers, as they sorted through trash to find and sell what was salvageable. Little did they know that they were creating the foundation for our business model today.
Recology now has over 45 operating companies that provide integrated services to more than 889,000 residential customers and 112,000 commercial customers in California, Oregon, and Washington. We are thrilled to be part of the Sonoma and Marin County communities, since December of 2017! For more information on the services we provide, please visit our website at