Rep. Kurt Schrader Visits Recology

For Immediate Release:

August 6, 2018

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Salem, OR – Last week, ESCA member Recology hosted Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) at the Recology Organics Aumsville facility in Salem, OR. During the visit to the Aumsville facility, which has been servicing the region for more than a decade, the Congressman met with Recology employee-owners and heard about the work Recology does in the resource recovery area and the benefits of being an employee-owned company. Employee-owners emphasized the retirement savings, job security, sense of mission and unique work culture that comes with being an S ESOP business.

“We are thankful to Rep. Schrader for visiting our Oregon facility, giving us the opportunity to show him firsthand the value of employee ownership,” said Eric Potashner. “Our ESOP has provided our entire team with real retirement security and is central to our growth here in Oregon.”

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 a member of ESCA since 2008.


Congressman Kurt Schrader (second from the left) with Recology employee-owners.

Recology employee-owners Nick Olheiser, General Manager Carl Peters, and Derek Ruckman with Congressman Kurt Schrader (second from right)


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