Remembering John Legnitto

Date: 
Monday, May 5, 2014

The city of San Francisco lost a zero waste champion recently when Recology Vice-President and Group Manager of the San Francisco region John Legnitto passed away peacefully at the age of 57.  John was an integral player in the city’s adoption of the black, blue and green bin collection system and the city’s goal of zero waste.  He began working at Recology in 1994 and was promoted to vice president and group manager of the San Francisco region in 2001. He was instrumental in the development of the company’s resource recovery system, which helps divert over 80 percent of San Francisco's waste away from landfills.

“John Legnitto did as much as anyone in San Francisco to champion zero waste," said Robert Haley,  Zero Waste Manager at SF Environment. "We really appreciate all of his efforts and accomplishments in making the city a leader in resource recovery. He will be greatly missed.”

If you are interested in supporting pancreatic cancer research, John's family recommends donating to UCSF Pancreatic Cancer Research or the nonprofit of your choice.