Veranlis, California – Congressman Josh Harder (D-CA) recently visited ESCA member Recology at its Blossom Valley Organics facility in Vernalis, California. The congressman is one of the many new members elected to the 116th Congress. Recology employee-owners and resource recovery experts highlighted for the congressman some of the cutting-edge projects the company is working on, discussed paths forward on developing an environmentally-friendly resource policy, and showcased the company’s work in the Vernalis-area, as well as across California.
“Thanks so much to the Recology staff for the tour of their facility. It was great to learn more about what they do for the Central Valley,” said Rep. Harder. “These folks work hard and provide a vital service, and as an employee-owned business, they also generate economic activity and jobs for our community.”
“It was a pleasure to host Rep. Harder at our organics facility in his district where nearly 100 employee-owners work,” said Eric Potashner, Vice President & Senior Director of Strategic Affairs at Recology. “We had a thoughtful conversation about organic waste recycling and employee ownership. He asked great questions of our employee-owners as they spoke of the ESOP culture and retirement security that we build together.”
Recology is an integrated resource recovery company headquartered in San Francisco. The company collects and processes municipal solid waste, reclaiming useful materials that would otherwise be buried in a landfill. Additionally, Recology manages transfer stations, materials recovery facilities, and is the largest organics compost facility operator by volume in the United States. Recology has over 45 operating companies serving communities in California, Oregon, and Washington, and is the largest employee-owned company in the waste management industry with nearly 5,700 employee-owners. Recology has been an active member of ESCA since 2008.