Recology, San Francisco Reach Composting Milestone

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 22, 2011

1 Min Read
Recology, San Francisco Reach Composting Milestone

Recology Inc. today is picking up the one millonth ton of food scraps through San Francisco’s composting program.

The San Francisco-based company said it represents a milestone in the city’s efforts to reach zero waste by 2020.

Since its inception in 1996, San Francisco’s composting program has generated more than 600,000 cubic yards of finished compost and diverted one million tons of food scraps and plants from landfills. More than 200 local farms and vineyards have applied compost made from food scraps and plants collected in San Francisco.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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