This month’s Member Spotlight is on Recology who operates three organizations in our area: Recology Arcata, Recology Humboldt County and Recology Eel River. The company has been serving our waste disposal needs for over 80 years. They offer curbside residential trash, recycle and green waste collection (not available in all areas), as well as debris boxes, specialized refuse solutions, and bulky item pick up (may be limited in some areas). They have two full-service transfer sites: one in Redway and one in Fortuna. They also offer 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-yard bins for businesses to use for recycle and trash collection.
Recology embraces the Zero Waste mentality, and they are always looking for new ways to reduce waste. They put a large amount of energy and hours into finding ways to encourage recycling and composting. They also have a great team, long term and local employees that live in our area, are our neighbors and have grown in skill, responsibility, and leadership within the company.
Recology is 100% employee owned. They don’t answer to shareholders, they answer to those same folks that work, live and raise families in our neighborhood. They make business decisions with input from the bottom first, and take their part in the communities they service very seriously.
Recology is a local company with local employees. They don’t outsource their work. They take calls locally, hire local employees as much as possible, and give back to the community whenever they can. The Chamber is uber grateful for Recology’s donation to empty our public use cans three times a week!