Beyond our core environmental services, Recology addresses the impacts of our operations by transitioning our facilities and vehicles to renewable energy, investing in water recycling infrastructure, preserving natural spaces, and minimizing emissions.
Recology empowers local communities by providing education and resources for recycling and waste reduction, cultivating a robust volunteer program, engaging local artists,
and supporting community events and organizations.
As a 100% employee owned company, Recology fosters a workplace culture centered around collaboration and teamwork. By prioritizing safety, supporting employee owner development, and cultivating diversity, Recology creates an environment for employee owners to GROW.
We sorted 1.2 billion pounds of recyclable material, marketing more than 20 different commodities, including paper, metals, glass, and plastics.
We generated 40,900 megawatt-hours of renewable energy at our facilities from solar arrays and landfill gas-to-energy technology.
Recology offset greenhouse gas emissions by 1.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent through our recycling and composting activities.
We maintained 587 acres of natural space at our facilities, including species habitat, conservation easements, and open spaces.
Recology is committed to transitioning away from conventional fossil fuels. We estimate that 50% of our fleet was powered by renewable or alternative energy sources in 2018, and commit to achieve 90% by 2022.
Through storm water capture and advanced water recycling systems, we conserved over 69 million gallons of fresh water at our facilities.
60 employee owners held leadership positions in 140 community organizations.
We delivered 1,200 educational presentations and trainings, and led 265 tours of our recovery facilities.
We hosted 22 local artists through Recology Artist in Residence programs.
We are comitted to cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace. In 2018, minority or women employee owners held 58% of the value of Recology shares.
36% of our employee owners celebrated more than a decade working for Recology, while 34% of our employee owners began their employee ownership journey within the past two years.
More than 90 employee owners collaborated to share their expertise and develop the company’s current five-year strategic plan.