Waste disposal loves art

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Waste disposal loves art

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The green keeps on coming today – this San Francisco disposal company has its own sculpture park featuring work constructed from their main area of business –

The Sculpture Garden at SF Recycling & Disposal is — as far as we know — the only art park located at a garbage company. The garden is home to some of the larger pieces of art created by many of the artists who have participated in the Artist In Residence (AIR) Program over the years. All tours of the company include a visit to the garden.

Under the direction and design of Susan Steinman, SF Recycling & Disposal, Inc. built the 3-acre private sculpture garden on top of a hill overlooking San Francisco Bay in 1992. The land functions as a buffer between the transfer station and the adjacent residential neighborhood called Little Hollywood. It was previously a field of ivy and ice plant. In 1994, the garden was dedicated to the memory of Joseph Johnson, previous director of the Solid Waste Management Program of the City & County of San Francisco. Joe was an artist himself and very supportive of establishing the AIR Program.

Wow a waste management company with an artist in residence program – sweet … er – awesome! – SF Recycling [Thanks Missy!]

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