Recycle Central at Pier 96
Recycle Central® @ Pier 96
The Recycle Central® recycling facility in San Francisco makes it possible for recyclers to get glass, plastic, non-ferrous metals including aluminum and tin cans and paper and cardboard from commingled recycling carts.
Designed and constructed by Recology in partnership with The City of San Francisco, the Recycle Central plant opened in 2002 and is a key component in achieving zero waste by 2020, a goal set by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
- The Recycle Central plant is 185,000 square feet
- Approximately 750 tons of commingled materials are sorted every day.
- The Recycle Central plant is the largest shipper of waste paper on the West Coast
- The Recycle Central workforce includes over 180 employee-owners, many from nearby neighborhood Bayview Hunters Point
Powered by the Sun
Through a partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Recology installed solar panels on the roof of the Recycle Central facility in 1997. The solar array is capable of offsetting up to 30% of the facility's electricity needs on a sunny day.
P.O. Box 881476
San Francisco, CA 94188