Recology names CFM as Agency of Record in Oregon

As a nationally recognized leader in recycling, San Francisco-based Recology has retained CFM to support its operations in Oregon. Recology provides an array of resource recovery services in the Portland-Salem area and has positioned itself as a leader in food composting services.

With its “WASTE ZERO” rallying cry, Recology became operator of the publicly owned Metro Central Transfer Station in Northwest Portland in April. In two short years, Recology also has created a network of material recovery facilities in Portland, Oregon City and West Linn.

The company operates yard-trimming-to-compost sites in Aumsville near Salem and in North Plains, at a site known as Nature's Needs. Recology is seeking approval to conduct a food scrap composting pilot project at Nature’s Needs.

Recology also recently acquired ownership of one of the Portland area’s largest commercial waste-collection haulers, AGG Enterprises, now called AGG Recology.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with an innovative company with a sharp focus on sustainable business practices," says CFM President Gary Conkling. “Recology has enabled the City and County of San Francisco to reach a 75 percent recycling rate and can help Oregon increase its recycling rates.”

CFM is providing media relations, strategic communications, reputation management and state lobbying services as the firm becomes more involved in Oregon, Conkling says.

“Recology believes recycling and re-use of materials is essential in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve energy and preserve our environment,” says Dave Dutra, General Manager of Recology’s Portland operations and the Metro Central Transfer Station.

Recology received the 2009 Corporate Environmental Award as the top environmental company by Waste & Recycling News.