Trash to Treasures
The Artist-in-Residence Program at SF Recycling & Disposal, Inc. is an innovative program that inspires and educates people about recycling and resource conservation by providing local artists with access to materials, a work space, and other resources at our Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center.
Since 1990, artists have worked in a large, well-equipped studio next to our Transfer Station west of Highway 101 near 3-COM Park in San Francisco. The Transfer Station is located within a 44 acre property that includes several recycling facilities and the Public Disposal Area (also known as “the dump”).
Art is created from what would have been sent with the rest of San Francisco’s trash to landfills across the Bay or recycling plants across the nation.
“Many artists find and recycle materials in their art, but no one else has this much material to pick from,” says Program Director Paul Fresina.