Recology Inc. Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Recology, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Recology data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Recology is an environmental services company providing organics, recycling, and solid waste collection and processing services to communities on the West Coast. Founded in 1920, Recology’s services include residential and commercial recycling, materials recovery, construction and demolition debris recycling, large-scale composting of food and other organic waste, compost sales, waste collection, transfer and landfill operations, and green planning services.2 To fulfill these services, Recology owns and operates composting facilities, transfer stations, materials recovery facilities, and landfills. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Recology has over 26 collections companies that provide integrated services to more than 2.5 million individuals in more than 127 communities in California, Oregon, and Washington.3


On November 9, 2023, Recology discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Recology determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information on November 2, 2023. Recently, Recology began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Passport or other government-issued ID number
  • Medical information
  • Health insurance information

If you have received a breach notification letter from Recology, Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Recology data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Recology, Inc.:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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