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Recology CleanScapes began operations in October 1997 (as CleanScapes) providing exterior cleaning and maintenance for Seattle's Historic Pioneer Square District. In October 2011, CleanScapes merged with San Francisco-based and employee-owned Recology in order to enhance our waste zero capacity. Recology is a 90-year old company, a pioneer in waste reduction and recovery, and one of the largest operators of material recovery and organics processing facilitates in the western United States.


September 06, 2016

Jury-Rigged Fly Traps

Recology's Artist in Residence Program Showcases New Work by Alexander Keyes and Dakota Gearhart

Seattle, WA– There is a saying that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.  In the case of two King County artists, this turn of phrase rings especially true. Thanks to a unique program offered by solid waste and recycling hauler, Recology CleanScapes, artists Dakota Gearhart and Alexander Keyes have been provided the opportunity to access materials at the company’s South Seattle recycling facility.

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