With roots back to early “scavenger” companies founded in San Francisco in the early 1900s, Recology is a 100 percent employee owned company dedicated to building resource ecosystems that protect the environment and sustain communities. To do so, the company’s services include street and commercial facility cleaning, landscaping and maintenance; waste collection, recovery, processing, sorting and transfer; waste recycling education; organic material collection and processing; and landfill management. In all its work, the company is committed to a “zero waste” approach, which means finding ways to use waste products in a way that benefits the environment and only landfilling materials for which no use has yet been found. Today, Recology is recognized as the largest employee-owned company in the resource recovery industry and serves as a parent to over 40 subsidiaries that provide integrated services to over 670,000 residential and 95,000 commercial customers in California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington. Recology hires directly from the communities it serves, aims to purchase local goods and services when possible, and supports community development programs.