Multi-Family Recycling

The back side of a multi-family housing unit with over hanging porches.

On December 9, 2010, City Council passed an ordinance requiring all multi-family properties, like apartments and other multi-family housing structures, to provide recycling services to their occupants.

SWMD staff conduct on-site inspections of recycling services at multi-family properties to ensure program compliance.

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Multi-Family Ordinance for Recycling Haulers

Recycling collectors who collect recyclable materials from multi-family properties and multi-family property owners / managers that choose to self-haul recyclables to a material recycling facility must submit an annual report by March 1st of each year. Annual reports must include the following information for the period January 1 through December 31 for the immediately preceding twelve-month period.

  • Total number of multi-family property living units served
  • Total number of tons of recyclable material collected from multi-family properties
  • Name(s) and address(es) of the recycling facilities to which the recyclable materials collected were delivered

Multi-family Property Owners/Managers Responsibilities and Resources

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Management staff at your multi-family property is responsible for providing you with information about recycling services available at your building. If you have not received this information, call or visit with a staff member to learn about the following:

  • Location of recycling containers on facility grounds
  • List of recyclables accepted by your multi-family property’s recycling program