Employee Ownership

As owners of the company, we all strive to deliver the highest quality of customer service; constantly enhance environmental protection through the application of stringent standards; and to embody professionalism in all our undertakings.


Proud to be a 100% employee-owned company.

Recology is 100 percent owned by the Recology Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and not by any outside investors.

Founded in 1986, the Recology ESOP is intended to fuel our drive toward excellent service, customer satisfaction, efficiency and innovation.  It is a major reason why Recology is consistently able to attract and retain the industry's best people at every level of the company. 

In 1986, Recology employees bought the corporation through an ESOP--a plan that provides retirement benefits to our employees based on the success of our company.  An ESOP is not an option to purchase stock at a discount.  If employees meet the eligibility requirements of the ESOP, they begin to earn shares of stock.

Recology is the largest employee-owned company in the industry and has been honored multiple times by the national Employee Stock Ownership Plan Association for the quality of its ownership program and its positive impact on corporate performance.

The Recology ESOP makes it easy for Recology to focus on providing long-term, sustainable solutions to our customers. It strengthens teamwork and collaboration by tying employees' performance to the overall success of the company.

As the largest employee-owned company in our industry, we believe that our individual and collective hard work and dedication directly correlates to our long term success.


Awards and Recognitions

The direct relationship between work and ownership is infused in our culture and fuels our strong commitment to customer satisfaction. Recology employee owners strive to deliver the highest quality of customer service; to constantly enhance environmental protection through the application of stringent standards; and to emphasize professionalism in all undertakings.

Recology is proud of our many awards and recognitions for the work we do every day.


Teamwork and Friendship

Every Recology company is staffed with people who take extra steps to do a better job every day-operating safely, treating customers with respect, working efficiently, and finding ways to save money for the company and the communities where we serve and live.

Recology often receives email and letters from customers showing their appreciation for the hard work and great customer service we provide.

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