Recology (n): The science and practice of resource recovery.
Resource recovery is the reclaiming of "garbage" materials for a new use. It includes collecting, sorting, and processing materials that are traditionally viewed as waste and transforming them into the raw inputs used to create new products. Recycling and composting are among the best known resource recovery practices.
About Recology South Bay
Recology South Bay provides curbside recycling, garbage and yard waste services to the city of Cupertino, and the unincorporated areas of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Cupertino. We also provide curbside recycling to the city of Santa Clara. Recology South Bay collects more than 100,000 tons of materials each year, and serves more than 83,000 customers.