Recycling Mandates

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Albuquerque, NM

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

The Multi-Family Dwelling (MFD) program requires apartment complexes of 25 units or more to provide recycling services to their tenants. Fewer than 25 units have a voluntary option to participate. Each multi-family dwelling pays the current residential recycling rate of $2.33. per unit for recycling collection service. Depending on space availability, complexes are provided with 6-yard lift bins or 96-gallon recycle carts. The City of Albuquerque has created a Recycling Toolkit for property managers and owners to assist them in educating their tenants on recycling best practices. To request a toolkit please call (505) 761-8167.

What We Can Recycle:

  • Paper
    • Newspapers/Magazines
    • Junk Mail
    • Office Paper
    • Corrugated Cardboard
    • Cereal/Cracker Boxes
    • Milk and Juice Boxes
    • Phone Books
    • Books
    • Brown Paper Bags
    • Paper Egg Cartons
  • Plastic
    • #1 – #7 Plastics Bottle/Tubs
    • Rigid Plastics (Toys, Hampers, Etc.)
  • Metal
    • Aluminum Cans
    • Tin Cans
    • Foil & Pie Pans
    • Small Electronics
    • Pots & Pans

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Yard Waste/Wood
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Glass
  • Garbage
  • Food
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Sharp Metal
  • Wrapables/Hoses/Cords
  • Batteries/Light Bulbs
  • Motor Oil Bottles
  • Medical Waste/Needles
  • Styrofoam
  • TVs/Computer Monitors
  • All Plastic Bags

Please do not put glass in your blue recycle cart. Glass can be recycled in the designated yellow bin at one of the city’s drop off locations. https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling/recycling-dropoff

Recycling and glass are collected at our recycling drop-off sites throughout the city. Please flatten boxes before placing them in the bin. If the bins are full, please do not leave items on the ground.

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

The city of Albuquerque has a Recycling Coach app and a link to assist with what materials are accepted for recycling (what goes where) pick up schedules, recycling news etc.
https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling/recycle-coach
The City of Albuquerque has many drop off locations for recycling.  Please see the list below for locations.
https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling/recycling-dropoff
Where To Recycle E-Waste: Eagle Rock Convenience Center.
Disposal fees apply.

Accepted E-Waste

  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Fax Machines
  • CPUs
  • CRT Monitors
  • Printed Circuit Boards
  • Mice
  • Typewriters
  • DVD and VHS Players
  • Stereo Equipment
  • iPods
  • Thumb Drives
  • Hard Drives
  • LCD Monitors
  • Scanners
  • Cables and Cords
  • Memory Devices
  • Telephones and Cell Phones
  • Drills and Small Tools
  • Printers
  • Laptops
  • Servers
  • Plotters
  • Modems
  • Keyboards
  • Copiers
  • Cameras

Not Accepted for E-Waste Recycling

The items below are not e-waste, but most can be recycled for their metal or plastic content and are acceptable items to place in your blue curbside recycling cart.

  • Toasters
  • Small Household Appliances
  • Blenders
  • Sewing Machines
  • TVs (TVs can not be placed in your blue cart. Please call 311 for pickup.)

Automotive Fluid Recycling Program
https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/household-hazardous-waste/automotive-fluid-recycling-program

For more information, please contact:

Mila Romero
Solid Waste Management Department
(505) 761-8100
milaromero@cabq.gov

Glossary Links

Commercial Recycling brochure
https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/documents/commercial-recycling_fy18_no-rates_20181218.pdf

Acceptable Materials
https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling/acceptable-materials

Collection for Hazardous Waste
https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/household-hazardous-waste

Automotive Fluid Recycling Program
https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/household-hazardous-waste/automotive-fluid-recycling-program

Recycling coach
https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling/recycle-coach

Atlanta, GA

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance:

  • Owners of any multifamily dwelling consisting of six or more living units shall provide commercial containers for the collection of recyclables, including, at minimum, the materials the city collects as part of its curbside recycling program, which includes, glass, plastics, newspapers, and aluminum cans.
  • The capacity of the recycling containers shall be adequate to hold the recyclable materials of residents of the multi-family dwelling and shall be of a size not less than three gallons multiplied by the number of living units.
  • Providing recycling service to the residents of each building no later than July 1, 2008.
  • Responsible for securing and managing contracts for providing the material collection/recycling service for all building locations.
  • Responsible for providing clearly marked collection bins for recyclable materials and containers for transporting the materials off-site. (Should be provided by the contracted recycling hauler).
  • Recycling services to multi-family communities are not provided by the city of Atlanta at this time.

What We Can Recycle:

  • Clean plastics, dry, empty plastic bags/film packaging/grocery bags
  • Plastic food containers: #1-#2-#5, clean and dry
  • Paper: magazines/office paper/newspaper/phone-books
  • Glass bottles and jars (food grade only)
  • Metal (steel, iron, brass, aluminum, or copper)
  • Metal food cans (please wash)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard
  • Ink printer cartridges (no toner)
  • Textile
  • Waxed cartons (broth, milk, juice)
  • Batteries (zinc-carbon, button, lithium, rechargeable, car)
  • Household fats/oil/grease
  • Wine corks
  • Political signs

What We Can’t Recycle:

  • Packing peanuts (take to UPS or shipping stores)
  • Coat hangers (plastic or wire, take to your dry cleaners)
  • Alkaline batteries
  • PVC pipes
  • Furniture
  • Scrap wood
  • Carpet
  • Building materials, wood, joint compound, adhesive, roofing materials (contact Lifecycle Building center)

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Wire and plastic hangers may be returned to your dry cleaner.
  • Plastic bags, wraps, and film may be recycled at your local grocery store.
  • Packing peanuts-take to UPS or shipping store.
  • If you are a multifamily community with buildings with five units you are eligible for curbside pick up
  • For recycling not accepted curbside or for those multifamily homes that do not have curbside recycling, the following resources are available to you:

For more information, please contact:

The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) 1110 Hill Street SE Atlanta, GA. 30315 Phone: 404-600-6386

Hours of Operation Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Atlanta Recycles Day Greenbriar Mall 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW Atlanta, GA 303 (Access road in front of Ashley Stewart)

Hours of Operation Every 3rd Saturday, 9:00 am – Noon

For additional information or assistance on multifamily recycling, please call 311 or visit atl311.com

Glossary Links

https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/recycling-program

Atlanta Recycling Days:
https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument?id=37278

Multifamily recycling rules link:
https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/recycling-program/multi-family-recycling

City of Atlanta Curbside Residential recycling program:
https://www.atlantaga.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=13789

Georgia Recycling: What you need to know (This is a link to the directory of several recycling programs in the state)
https://www.blr.com/Environmental/Waste/Recycling-in-Georgia

Recycling Flyers:
https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument?id=20456

https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument?id=20455

https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument?id=20453

https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument?id=20454

Austin, TX

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Tips & Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

By Oct. 1, 2017, all communities will be required to provide recycling services to their residents and employees

Multifamily Ordinance:

  • Required to ensure residents and employees have access to convenient recycling
  • Provide recycling for plastics #1 & #2, paper, cardboard, glass, and aluminum
  • Recycling service capacity must be greater than or equal to 6.4 gallons per dwelling per week
  • All signs must indicate recyclable materials accepted, use graphic illustrations, and include both English and Spanish
  • Annual Education: Educate new employees and residents within 30 days of hire or move-in and annually after that
  • Must submit an annual diversion plan (Recycling Plan); submit online each year between October 1 and February 1

What We Can Recycle:

  • Paper (Mixed & Office)
    • Newspaper, office paper, junk mail, wrapping paper, catalogs, envelopes, greeting cards
  • Plastics #1-#7
    • Beverage bottles, hard plastic (water/soda bottles, jars/tubs, non-battery toys, buckets/baskets, lawn chairs), spray bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, soap and shampoo bottles, food tubs (margarine, yogurt, etc.…)
  • Glass
    • Beverage bottles, food jars
  • Flattened cardboard
    • Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, gift boxes, beverage containers, food packaging (microwave meals, macaroni & cheese, etc.), paper towel rolls, moving boxes
  • Aluminum & Metal
    • Beverage cans, baking tins and trays, food cans, foil, empty metal containers

Recycling Tips for Apartment Recycling

  • Sell or Donate Unwanted furniture
    • Avoid putting mattresses, furniture or appliances by trash dumpsters
  • Flatten boxes
    • Before placing into recycling containers
  • Search (AustinReuseDirectory.com)
    • Locate more than 100 drop-off sites or call for pick-up services where available
    • Find new homes for unwanted furniture, mattresses, appliances, clothing, electronics and more
  • Add a recycling bin in every room
  • Must include on recycling flyer, where recycling containers are located on the property
    • Recycle shampoo bottles, toothpaste boxes and empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls

What We Can’t Recycle:

  • Plastic film and bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Water hoses
  • Textiles
  • Wood
  • Medical waste (E.g., syringes and sharp containers)
  • Pizza boxes
  • Hangers
  • Cords
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Fabric
  • Paper cups and plates
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Plastic wrap
  • Candy wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • Scrap metal
  • Glassware
  • Glass cookware

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Make sure recycling capacity is equal to or larger than your total on-site trash capacity. Recycling capacity can include single-stream dumpster services as well as any other diversion activities (reuse, repurpose, recycled, back-hauled, crapped, donated, or baled).
  • Must provide annual education to both employees and residents
  • Post informational, bilingual signs (Spanish and English) on or near organics diversion stations or containers
  • Ensure employees have convenient access to methods of keeping food scraps and other organic material out of landfills

     Organic Materials Include:

    • Food
    • Food scraps
    • Paper towels and napkins
    • Food soiled paper, cardboard or wax board
  • Landscape trimmings
  • Floral Decor

For more information, please contact:

commercialrecycling@austintexas.gov

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1088 Austin, TX 78767 Phone: 512-974-9727

Glossary Links

http://www.austintexas.gov/uro

Sign Maker Link: (This link allows you to create your own recycling flyers and labels)
http://www.austintexas.gov/signmaker

Recycling Plan Link: (This link allows you to create your annual recycling plan)
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/universal-recycling-ordinance-uro

Resource Link: (This link contains all the resources provided by the city of Austin; from flyers to FAQs)
http://austintexas.gov/UROResources

Austin Resource Recovery (Administrative Rules):
http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/15-6_Administrative-Rules_06-14-2014.pdf

What We Can Recycle Guide for Apartments:
http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Resource_Recovery/ARR_Apt_Sorting_Guide_2018_FINAL.pdf

What do I do if Link: (This link is a search engine for when you are not sure what to do with a material you would like to recycle)
http://www.austintexas.gov/what-do-i-do

Downtown Austin Recycling:
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/downtown-austin-recycling-trash-litter-control-services

Boston, MA

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

*The City of Boston provides mixed curbside recycling to residents in building with seven or more units

*Property Managers oversee purchasing recycling containers (Carts that range in size from 64 to 96 gallons)

*The city provides Yard Waste Collection

*It also offers a recycling search bar which you can access below:
https://www.boston.gov/trash-and-recycling-day-schedule-and-search#!rc-cpage=wizard_material_list

*It also offers a trash and recycling app available on Google Play and App Store. The city also determines the collection schedule via the app:
https://www.boston.gov/trash-and-recycling-day-schedule-and-search

Multifamily Ordinance:

  • Communities are required to provide residents access to the recycling programs and services offered by the City of Boston (they also must provide the containers)
  • Each community is assigned a recycling coordinator to whom they report all issues and inquiries.
  • The community must have its signage approved by the city before implementing its recycling services.
  • According to the city, the definition of a recycling cart means: “Any container ranging in size from thirty to ninety gallons that are composed of weatherproof materials such as plastic or metal and is clearly marked and/or identifiable as a container for recyclables (they are referred as “Toters”)
  • The recycling cart shall only be used for the containment and collection of recyclables
  • According to Bill H.234 (which you can find in this city’s glossary), a multifamily residence is a building and complex made up of four individual units
  • That same bill states that owners or operators of multifamily communities that are not served by municipal recycling programs shall establish and maintain a recycling program.
  • This program needs to include the following:
    • The separation, collection, and processing of recyclable materials and,
    • Provide information about programs for collection and recycling of hazardous waste (lead-acid batteries, mercury-added product, tires, white goods, devices containing cathode ray tubes, yard wastes, and other materials) as directed by the city’s recycling department

What We Can Recycle:

  • Pizza boxes
    • Remove food, pizza savers (pizza tables), and liners
  • Plastic
    • All containers (#1-#7) including food, soda, water bottles, and jars
  • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • Catalogs
    • White and colored paper
    • Books (Paperback and telephone books)
  • Glass
    • Jars and bottles
  • Cans
    • Aluminum and tin cans
    • Spiral cans (this include potato chips and coffee cans)
  • Cardboard
    • Flattened cardboard boxes (no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet; must be bundled and tied)
  • Boxboard
    • Paper bags, egg cartons, rolls

What We Can’t Recycle:

  • Plastic bags
    • Plastic grocery and plastic garbage bags cannot be recycled, and should not be put in your recycling bins
    • You can return clean plastic bags to a participating retailer for recycling
  • Electronics
  • Drink & Food boxes
    • Juice, milk, and frozen food boxes
  • Medical waste
  • Plastic wrap
    • This include film and tarps
  • Tanglers
    • No hoses, wires, or chains
  • Single-use items
    • Styrofoam, napkins, paper towels, tissues, straws, and coffee pods
  • Containers for chemicals and motor oil
    • The city provides household waste drop-off days (which happens four times a year)

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Property owners/managers are required to provide residents with recycling containers
  • Must provide education about the recycling services provided and the knowledge of how and where to dispose of hazardous waste (which can be found on the City of Boston recycling department page)- Please refer to the city glossary

For more information, please contact:

Public Works 1 City Hall Square Room 714 Boston, MA 02201-2024

Phone: 617-635-4900 To report an issue, call 311 Email: PublicWorks@Boston.comgov

Glossary Links

What We Can Recycle:
https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-works/recycling-boston

PDF Flyer of what we can and cannot recycle:
https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/document-file-03-2019/new-recycling-2019_0.pdf

Recycling & Trash Directory for Boston Residents:
https://www.cityofboston.gov/TridionImages/RECYCLINGDIRECTORY_tcm1-4107.pdf

Paint and Motor Oil Drop Off Location:
https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-works/recycling-paint-and-motor-oil

Recycling program set up instructions:
https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/document-file-11-2017/instructions_for_managers_.pdf

Multifamily Ordinance:
https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/document-file-01-2017/large-building-ordinance.pdf

Recycling Cart Requirements and Vendors:
https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/document-file-09-2018/cart-requirements-v3.pdf

New Recycling Program announcement sheet for residents:
https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/document-file-11-2017/sample_tennant_letter_.pdf

Trash and Recycling Links and Guide:
https://www.boston.gov/trash-and-recycling-guide

Household Hazardous Waste Drop off and Guidelines:
https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-works/get-rid-household-hazardous-waste

Public Works Information:
https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-works

Curbside – 7AM (Recycling & Trash Guidelines):
https://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/frank%20Proper%20Guidelines%20for%20website_tcm3-47903.pdf

Bill H.234:
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/187/H234/House/Bill/Text

Bradenton, FL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

The  City of Bradenton’s  solid waste division is responsible for the collection of residential and commercial garbage, and recycling services for single family and multi family (4 units or less)  units, but there are no recycling services for large multifamily units (5 or more units) and commercial properties.

https://cityofbradenton.com/solidwaste

What We Can Recycle:( Single Family Residences and Multifamily units of less than 5 units)

ALL ITEMS THAT ARE RECYCLED MUST BE CLEAN

  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum pie pans
  • Any plastic numbered 1-5 & #7
  • Brown paper bags
  • Coffee cans
  • Fiberboard (clean cereal, cracker, soda, tissue boxes)
  • Glass bottles & jars (clear, brown & green)
  • Junk mail
  • Liquor bottles
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Newspaper Office paper & magazines (un-shredded)
  • Phone books
  • Plastics with recycle numbers 1-5 & 7 (#6 NOT accepted)
  • Plastic window envelopes
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Shopping inserts
  • Soda, milk and juice boxes
  • Steel cans (soup/vegetable)
  • Steel jar lids
  • White and colored paper
  • Windowed envelopes
  • Yogurt containers

What We Can’t Recycle: (Single Family Residences and Multifamily units of less than 5 units)

  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum siding
  • Baking pans & deli trays
  • Broken glass
  • Paint cans
  • Tin roofs
  • Cellophane
  • Ceramics, dishes, vases & pottery
  • Clothes hangers
  • Coffee pots
  • Drinking glasses
  • Eye glasses
  • Flower pots
  • Kitchen utensils & appliances
  • Machines
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Gift wrap,
  • Food wrap
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic grocery bags (return to grocer)
  • PVC or Styrofoam
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissue or tissue paper
  • Tools and Auto parts
  • Toxic materials
  • Toys,
  • Diapers
  • Windows
  • Crystal,
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Windshields

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

For efficient pick-up of large bulk items (appliances, furniture, etc.), please contact  941-708-6340 to arrange for collection.

For more information, please contact: 

The City of Bradenton
Solid Waste Division
(941) 708-6340, 6341, 6347
https://cityofbradenton.com/solidwaste

Glossary Links

City of Bradenton Solid Waste:
https://cityofbradenton.com/solidwaste

Residential Recycling Program Brochure:
https://cityofbradenton.com/vertical/sites/%7B98CFEB92-7265-45CB-AF6F-7115C2CD7C81%7D/uploads/Recycling_brochure_-_compliant(2).pdf

Items to Recycle Flyer:
https://cityofbradenton.com/vertical/sites/%7B98CFEB92-7265-45CB-AF6F-7115C2CD7C81%7D/uploads/Recycle_sticker.pdf

Brentwood, TN

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

Solid waste collection in Brentwood is handled by private collectors. Brentwood residents may contact companies directly for information about rates, scheduling, and how to sign-up for service.  

Williamson County operates a Landfill and Convenience Centers for public use. Williamson County residents may drop-off trash and/or recyclable items at the facility. No Commercial recycling or waste will be accepted at any convenience center location. Those with commercial waste must take it to the landfill. Rental properties are considered commercial. Recycling and waste from rental properties must be taken to the landfill. Commercial rates apply. 

The following list provides information on businesses that provide residential trash and recycling collection.  (Please note, inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the City)

Gray’s Disposal
(615) 297-0828
https://graysdisposal.com/

Elite Sanitation, LLC
(615) 626-4146
http://www.elitesanitation.com/

Hudgins Disposal, Inc.
(615) 228-6331
https://www.hudginsdisposal.com/

What We Can Recycle:

WIlliamson County Drop Off Locations:

  • Glass Jars & Bottles
    • Rinse bottle and discard lid.
    • Sort by color: (1) clear, (2) green/blue, and (3) brown
  • Plastic # 1 & # 2 Only
      Effective January 1, 2020, Williamson County will be accepting Plastics # 1 & # 2 Only in the mixed plastic recycling bin at all county convenience centers and recycling drop-offs.
    To check if a plastic item is recyclable in Williamson County, look for the recycling symbol on the plastic item in question.
    There should be a # 1 or # 2 inside the symbol.
    • Includes mostly plastic bottles and jugs (see visual examples below)
    • Leave ON plastic bottle caps and labels
    • Rinse First – Only recycle items that are clean and mostly dry
  • Mixed Cardboard
    • Includes corrugated cardboard boxes, commonly known as “shipping boxes”
    • Includes thin cardboard: cereal boxes, pasta boxes, cookie boxes, cracker boxes, etc. that tear brown
    • Includes cardboard egg cartons
    • Includes brown paper bags – these tear brown
    • Please flatten all items.
    • Please remove any foam or plastic packaging from cardboard.
  • Steel & Tin Cans
    • Please rinse. Recycle items that are mostly clean and dry.
    • Includes soup cans, many pet food cans, vegetable cans, etc
  • Mixed Paper
    • Computer or Office Paper
    • Junk Mail (plastic windows on envelopes are okay to recycle with paper)
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Shredded Paper – No Plastic Bags
    • Notebook and Legal Pad Paper
    • Paperback and Hardback Books or Workbooks
    • File Folders (both manila and colorful)
    • Mostly Clean and Dry Paper Plates – No Food Contamination
    • Cartons, including milk cartons
      • Rinse first. Mostly clean and dry cartons only.
      • No bonded material cartons – no cartons with an aluminum lining inside.
      • Waxy coating on the milk carton exterior is okay.
      • Paperboard thin boxes and bags (see photo example to right)
        Tear edge of box to determine if material is paperboard or cardboard. White fibers inside indicate a paperboard that should be recycled as Mixed Paper. Brown fibers indicate cardboard and should be recycled Aluminum
    • Please rinse items before recycling.
    • Aluminum cans, such as soda cans – bendy, flexible metal
    • Aluminum foil
    • Aluminum disposable bakeware (pie pans, muffin tins, or lasagna dishes, etc.)
    • No chip bags, granola bar wrappers, or Capri Sun pouches, as these items are often a bonded combination of aluminum and plastic.

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • No Plastics labeled # 3 – # 7
  • No Plastics without a recycling symbol – When in Doubt, Throw it Out!
  • No Plastic Bags
  • No Foam
  • No Food Waste

Williamson County Convenience Centers:
http://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/1846/Convenience-Centers

No Commercial recycling or waste will be accepted at any convenience center location. Those with commercial waste must take it to the landfill. Rental properties are considered commercial. Recycling and waste from rental properties must be taken to the landfill. Commercial rates apply.

For more information, please contact:

City of Brentwood
5211 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615)371-0060

Williamson County Solid Waste Department
5750 Pinewood Road
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-0742

Glossary Links

City of Brentwood Garbage & Recycling
https://www.brentwoodtn.gov/residents/garbage-recycling/recycling

Williamson County Recycle Coach
http://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/1902/Recycle-Coach—What-Goes-Where

WIlliamson County Convenience Centers
http://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/1846/Convenience-Centers

Casselberry, FL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

Effective January 1, 2021, WCA of Florida, LLC became the City of Casselberry’s exclusive commercial solid waste services and recycling provider.   Please contact WCA of Florida, at (407) 843-7990 or casselberry@wcamerica.com.

WCA
1263 W. Landstreet Road
Orlando, FL 32824
https://wcawaste.com/

What We Can Recycle:

  • Paper
    Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Office Paper, Construction Paper, Colored Paper, Folders, Paper Bags, Phone Books, Holiday Cards, and Greeting Cards
  • Cardboard
    Corrugated Cardboard Boxes and Paperboard Boxes (cereal, soda, beer, egg, and shoe boxes)
  • Metal
    Aluminum Cans, Tin Cans, Steel Cans, Empty Aerosol Cans, Aluminum Foil, Metal Pots and Pans, Copper, and Scrap Metal (nails, screws, and gutters)
  • Plastic
    Plastics Jugs and Containers marked with the recycling numbers: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 & #7 (most milk, soda, water, juice, shampoo, detergent, and household cleaner bottles and containers)
  • Food and Beverage Cartons
    Gable top and aseptic paper food and beverage cartons that contain products such as milk, juice, creamer, soups, broths, dairy alternatives like almond and soy milks.

What We Can’t Recycle: 

Plastic Bags, Styrofoam, Wrapping Paper, Used Pizza Boxes, Coat Hangers, Paint and Solvent Containers, Light Bulbs, Mirrors, Windows, Dishes and Cups, Pyrex Pans, Wet or Soiled Paper, Paper Towels, Facial and Toilet Tissue, Disposable Plates and Cups, Paper Milk and Juice Cartons (waxed paperboard containers).

Seminole County Drop Off Locations:
Seminole County Central Transfer Station
1950 State Road 419
Longwood, Florida 32750

Seminole County Landfill
1930 E. Osceola Road
Geneva, FL 32732

ACCEPTABLE MATERIAL

The Transfer Station and Landfill accepts the following material from its citizens:

  • Household trash
  • Yard trash
  • Tires (Limit of 4)
  • Recyclables and Household Hazardous Waste
  • Clean Corrugated Cardboard (Free of Charge)

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIAL

The following material is NOT accepted at the Transfer Station:

  • Construction & Demolition Debris (This includes items such as steel, glass, brick, concrete, asphalt, roofing materials, pipe, wallboard, and lumber)
  • Asbestos
  • White Goods (Appliances)
  • Furniture
  • Tree Stumps and Large Branches

However, the above material is accepted at the Seminole County Landfill.

Hazardous Household Waste is not accepted curbside (i.e., used motor oil, paints, solvents, anti-freeze, chemicals, fluorescent tubes, propane tanks, glue, fuel, household/automobile cleaners, etc.).

For more information, please contact:

WCA Casselberry
(407) 843-7990
casselberry@wcamerica.com.
https://wcawaste.com/

Casselberry, FL
https://www.casselberry.org/125/Solid-Waste
Solid Waste Management
Phone: (407) 262-7725

Public Works Department
95 Triplet Lake Drive
Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone: (407) 262-7725
Fax: (407) 262-7767

Glossary Links

Casselberry Solid Waste
https://www.casselberry.org/125/Solid-Waste

Seminole County Solid Waste Services
https://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/environmental-services/solid-waste-management/seminole-county-landfill.stml

Cayce, SC

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

The City of Cayce does not provide recycling services to multi family complexes of 8 units or more. These services will need to be provided by private haulers. There are some exceptions with pilot programs. Contact Thomas White, Director of Sanitation (803)796-9020 x3027, twhite@caycesc.gov

What We Can Recycle:

Lexington County Drop Off Centers:

  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Newspaper-like paper
  • Plastic milk jugs and soda bottles
  • Clear and colored plastic items coded 1 through 7
  • Any metal or aluminum food cans
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Phone books
  • Cardboard

What We Can’t Recycle: 

Lexington County Drop Off Centers

  • Glass food containers in all colors
  • Paint cans
  • Pesticide containers

Lexington County does provide drop off services for recycling at their Collection and Recycling Centers.
Lexington County List of  Centers

Recycling Wizard
https://caycesc.gov/sanitation.php

For more information, please contact:

City of Cayce
Thomas White
Director of Sanitation
twhite@caycesc.gov
803.796.9020 x3027

Lexington County Solid Waste Management
498 Landfill Lane
Lexington, SC 29073
(803) 755-3325
www.lex-co.sc.gov/solidwast

Glossary Links

Lexington County Drop Off Centers
https://www.lex-co.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/RC%20Brochure-OR-1180-FINAL.pdf

CIty of Cayce Recycling Wizard
https://caycesc.gov/sanitation.php

Centerton, AR

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

Waste Management is the private company providing trash and recycling services to the CIty of Centerton.  Benton County Solid Waste Drop Off Sites are  available to residents to dispose of most household items.

Contact Information:
Waste Management
(479) 361-4200
 https://www.wm.com/us/en/location/ar/centerton

Benton County Solid Waste
(479) 795-0751
https://www.bentoncountyrecycles.org/

What We Can Recycle:

RECYCLING DROP-OFF SITES IN BENTON COUNTY
Recycling Sites Benton County

Materials must be separated at time of drop off. Materials accepted may vary. See back of flyer for typical materials and preparation tips

  • No. 1 Plastic Bottles & Jugs (PETE) – Most soft drink and juice bottles, some shampoo bottles, etc. DOES NOT include fruit and pastry containers labeled as #1 Empty and rinse the container (if possible) and replace the cap loosely. Crush container as flat as possible.
  • No. 2 Natural Plastic Bottles & Jugs (HDPE) – Opaque (semi-transparent) bottles and jugs such as milk jugs Empty and rinse container (if possible) and replace cap loosely. Crush container as flat as possible.
  • No. 2 Colored Plastic Bottles & Jugs (HDPE) – Colored bottles and jugs such as detergent, juice, etc. DOES NOT include tubs and trays labeled as #2 Empty and rinse the container (if possible) and replace the cap loosely. Crush container as flat as possible.
  • Aluminum Cans (magnet will NOT stick to this) – Soft drinks, beer, etc. DOES NOT include aerosol cans. Empty and rinse container (if possible). Crush container as flat as possible.
  • CARDBOARD MIX: Corrugated Cardboard, Boxboard (Chipboard) & Brown Paper Bags Shipping boxes, cereal boxes and other food packages, paper shopping bags, etc. Includes paper egg cartons. DOES NOT include soda and beer boxes – please discard in your trash as they are laminated with glue. Remove all packaging materials from inside such as plastic, styrofoam, etc. Flatten boxes. Please do not recycle cardboard which has food or other residues on the cardboard.
  • Glass Bottles and Jars Alcoholic beverage bottles, food jars, etc. DOES NOT include flat glass, window or mirror glass, ceramic, cookware, bulbs, etc. Empty and rinse the container (if possible) and replace the cap loosely. No need to remove labels. May be in separate bins for Green & Blue, Brown, Clear.
  • PAPER MIX: Newspaper, Mixed Office Paper, Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books, Shredded, etc. Newspapers, slick coated publications, all colors of computer paper, junk mail, phone books, etc. Remove any plastic such as overwraps, CD’s, credit cards, etc. Staples are OK.
  • Steel Cans (magnet will stick to this) Vegetables, soup, juice, pet food, etc. DOES NOT include other types of metal such pots, pans, etc. Rinse container and flatten if possible

Waste Management: (No Separation Required  with service provided)

  • Plastic Bottles & Containers (Caps must be placed back on to recycle caps)
  • Food & Beverage Cans
  • Paper
  • Flattened Cardboard & Paperboard

What We Can’t Recycle: 

Benton County Recycling:
Contamination of recyclables (such as mixing types of materials, dirty material, etc.) may cause a portion of the material to be discarded instead of being recycled. Proper preparation of your recyclables helps to ensure that the material will be recycled into usable products. Keep recyclables as dry and clean as possible.

Waste Management:

  • No Bagged Recyclables
  • No Plastic Bags
  • No Plastic Wraps & Film
  • No Flexible Packaging
  • No Garden Hoses, Ropes or Leashes
  • No Cups with Plastic Coating
  • No Polystyrene Foam & Plastic
  • No Medical Waste

For more information, please contact:

Waste Management
61-4200
https://www.wm.com/us/en/location/ar/centerton

Benton County Solid Waste
5702 Brookside Dr.
479-795-0751
https://www.bentoncountyrecycles.org/recycling

Glossary Links

Waste Management, Centerton AR
https://www.wm.com/us/en/location/ar/centerton

Benton County Recycling
https://www.bentoncountyrecycles.org/

Benton County Convenience Centers
https://www.bentoncountyrecycles.org/convenience-centers

Recycling Sites Benton County
https://e90b59d2-0cf8-4774-9a2c-07dc066f5aa6.filesusr.com/ugd/a3a29e_2e3c0d6038084055959d33199ac9cb08.pdf

Charleston, SC

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance:

  • Charleston County Environmental Management offers recycling service for residents living in apartments and condominiums
  • Participating communities agree to designate an area for recycling containers on their property, in or next to their garbage enclosure or in parking spaces close to the garbage dumpsters
  • Recycling containers are serviced on a weekly basis
  • If the apartment community does not recycle, residents can ask their Property Manager to contact the Charleston County Environments Management at (843)-720-7111
  • Property Managers must distribute the educational flyers below to their residents
  • Fun Fact: 86% of renters prefer to live in a green community with eco-friendly options (this makes communities more marketable to future residents)
  • The city provides single stream recycling (there is no sorting required) or all-in-one recycling; you can combine paper products, cardboard, plastic bottles & containers, aluminum, and glass all together

What We Can Recycle:

These items must be placed in the blue recycling bins:

  • Paper
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Office paper
    • Envelopes
    • Junk mail/envelopes
    • Greeting cards
    • Catalogs
    • Books/textbooks
    • Coupons
    • Posters
    • Sticky notes
    • Paper bags
    • Wrapping paper
  • Plastic Bottles & Containers
    • Water bottles
    • Soda bottles
    • Milk jugs
    • Liquid containers
    • Jars and tubs (yogurt, margarine tubs, etc.)
    • Detergent and all-purpose cleaner bottles
    • Soap and shampoo bottles
    • Rigid plastic product packaging such as clean rigid clamshell containers (Remove any plastic film or aluminum)
    • Plastic cups
    • Paperboard and cardboard
    • Corrugated cardboard boxes
    • Soda/beverage boxes
    • Shoe boxes
    • Gift boxes
    • Clean food boxes (cereal boxes, microwave meals, boxes of rice, etc.)
    • Paper Towel rolls
    • Paper egg cartons
  • Aluminum & Steel Cans
    • Aluminum cans and caps/lids
    • Steel and tin cans
    • Empty aerosol (spray) cans
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
    • Jars and caps (labels can be left on containers)
    • Bottles and bottle caps (label can be left on containers)

What We Can’t Recycle:

  • Plastic bags (i.e., shopping bags, cereal bags, trash bags)
  • Plastic wrap (i.e., thin plastic food wrap or shrink wrapping/product packaging)
  • Styrofoam packaging or food containers
  • Household garbage
  • Shredded paper
  • Food waste
  • Yard waste
  • Cartons (i.e., juice boxes, chicken broth cartons)
  • Bulky plastic items (i.e., toys, hangers)
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Electronics
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Construction debris (i.e., wood, insulation)
  • Rope-like items (i.e., garden hoses)
  • Medical waste (i.e., syringes)
  • Diapers or sanitary products
  • Propane tanks
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Motor oil and cooking oil
  • Paint

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Charleston County Environmental Management provides help to property managers start and maintain a successful recycling program at their communities.
  • Staff is available to perform a free on-site waste assessment to assist with equipment placement, answer questions, and provide educational materials for community staff to distribute to residents.
  • The city provides the recycling options to multifamily dwellings, not sure if they can outsource to haulers or contracted companies

Collection Guidelines: *Proper cart placement makes Charleston County’s automated collection safer, cleaner and more efficient

  • Place recycling at the curb by 7 am on your recycling day or the night before
  • Set your cart at least 3 feet away from cars, mailboxes, and tree or shrubbery
  • Make sure the handles of the cart are facing your house (or building)
  • Only roll carts can be used. Old 22-gallon recycling bins cannot be collected at the curb; feel free to use these bins for recycling stations around your home, or return them to a Charleston County Convenience Center.
  • Please flatten cardboard boxes and place them in the cart. If you have additional cardboard that will not fit into the cart, break down the boxes and place them beside the cart. Please cute large boxes, like appliance boxes, down to 3 x 3 feet so that they will fit in the truck
  • If your household is consistently overfilling your provided cart, please contact the Recycling Center at (843)-720-7111

Before you recycle:

  • Empty and rinse all containers to remove food residue
  • Flatten paperboard and corrugated cardboard

For more information, please contact:

https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/index.php

Local Recycling Centers: Bees Ferry Road Convenience Center, 1344 Bees Ferry Road Charleston County Recycling Center, 13 Romney Street

Glossary Links

Multifamily Recycling Program:
https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/aprtmnt-condo-recycling.php

What we can and can’t recycle:
https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/recycle-what.php

Cardboard recycling guidelines:
https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/files/recycling-guidelines.pdf

How to recycle right flyer:
https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/files/HowtoRecycleRight.pdf

City of Charleston Waste FAQ:
https://www.charleston-sc.gov/faq.aspx?TID=21

Charlotte, NC

City Table of contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance:

  • The city of Charlotte provides garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection services to multifamily properties (contracted to Waste Pro or North Carolina, Inc. started on July 1, 2018)
  • Dumpster Garbage Collection:
    • All garbage must be bagged
    • Ensure the collector has unobstructed access to the dumpster so service can be provided. If access is obstructed the driver will not be able to service, the dumpster
    • Please remove the obstruction to ensure service can be provided on the next scheduled collection day
  • Compactor Garbage Collection
    • All garbage must be bagged
    • Ensure the collector has unobstructed access to the compactor
      • If access is obstructed the driver will not be able to service, the compactor
    • Please remove the obstruction to ensure service can be provided on the next scheduled collection day
    • Ensure the compactor pad/location remains free of debris to the empty compactor may be returned to its location once serviced
  • Recycling Station Collection
    • Cart contents must be free of contamination (non-recyclable items)
    • Cardboard must be cut or torn into pieces that will fit loosely into the recycling carts
    • Overflow cardboard must be flattened, cut into pieces measuring 3’X3’ and neatly stacked/bundled in stacks no higher than 3’ tall and placed adjacent to the recycling carts
    • Ensure the collector has unobstructed access to the recycling station. If access is obstructed or the carts are contaminated, the driver will not be able to collect the recyclables
    • Please remove any contamination or obstruction to ensure service can be provided on the next scheduled collection day
    • Please contact Mavis Gan at multifamily@charlottenc.gov if you need additional recycling carts delivered to your community
  • The city of Charlotte Solid Waste Services does not provide yard waste collection service for multifamily communities with dumpsters or compactors
  • Yard waste may not be disposed of in dumpsters or compactors

What We Can Recycle:

  • Plastic containers (with necks only)
  • Cartons and juice boxes
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Cereal boxes
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)
  • Magazines
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tin/steel cans
  • Paper (brown bags, high-grade paper)
  • Junk mail
  • Newspaper

What We Can’t Recycle:

  • Food
  • Plastic bags and trash
  • Shredded paper
  • Wire hangers
  • Hoses
  • Car parts
  • Cords
  • Sharps
  • Ropes
  • Scrap metal
  • Plastic film & bubble wrap
  • Syringes
  • Solo cups & plasticware
  • Plastic food containers
  • Diapers
  • Do not put your recycled items in a plastic bag; it will not be recycled
  • No ceramics or glassware such as Pyrex, flower vases, picture frames, etc. (if in good condition, donate if broken, trash can)
  • No pots and pans
  • No paper plates, cat litter, aluminum cooking pans, napkins
  • Do not put batteries in a recycling cart (take to a full-service recycling center)
  • No clamshells or Styrofoam products
  • No hardback books
  • No light bulbs (fluorescent and CFT go to Full-Service Recycling Center – all other bulbs can be disposed of in regular trash)

*Many of the unaccepted items above can be taken to retailers or any of the full-service recycling centers where they are recycled through separate systems

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • All cardboard must be torn into pieces no larger than 13 x 18 inches before being put into curbside bins. Also, cardboard should not be folded
  • Recycling services are provided by the city

For more information, please contact:

Email multifamily@charlottenc.gov questions about educating residents on services that are provided by Solid Waste.

Glossary Links

https://charlottenc.gov/SWS/ResidentServices/Pages/Multi-family-Collection.aspx

Chicago, IL

City Table of contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance

The New Chicago Ordinance was put in place on January 1, 2017 This New Ordinance affects the City of Chicago in its entirety

  • This ordinance requires communities to provide source-separated, single-stream recycling
  • Communities will also be responsible for implementing an ongoing educational program that includes posting signage, providing adequate carts, and sending written notice to residents about any changes
  • This new ordinance affects communities that have more than four units
  • Stiffer fines will be implemented, as stated in the new ordinance
    • Fines for noncompliance range from $500 up to $5,000
    • Each day that a building remains in violation is considered “a separate, distinct offense to which a separate fine shall apply”
  • The recycling containers provided need to clearly identify recycling containers, display a written and/or pictorial list of the recyclable material that may be deposited into such container, must be emptied on a regular basis, must be maintained free from odor
  • Community flyers must contain the following information at a minimum
    • Materials that are recyclable
    • Materials that are prohibited
    • Instructions on how to properly prepare materials for recycling
    • The location of recycling containers provided
    • The name of the valet service
    • The name and telephone number of a contact person authorized by the refuse, so residents always have a point of contact
    • Any other information that the Commissioner may require

What We Can Recycle:

  • Aluminum cans, aluminum trays, and foil
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles and containers made from #1-#5 plastic resin, inclusive, or #7 plastic resin as indicated in the chasing arrow symbol on the item
  • Beverage cartons and aseptic packaging
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Paper bags
  • Wrapping paper (no bows or ribbons)
  • Magazines, catalogs, and telephone books
  • Office paper, computer paper, notebook and gift wrap paper
  • Chipboard and carrier stock packaging such as food and beverage boxes
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Paper books
  • Paper greeting cards
  • Beverage carrier stock (plastic rings and cardboard carrying cases)

What We Can’t Recycle:

  • Motor oil containers
  • Clothing and linens
  • Plastic or metal hangers
  • Paint or spray paint
  • Insecticide containers
  • Herbicide containers
  • Hazardous chemical containers
  • Plastic film
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic sheets
  • Plastic tarps
  • Expended foam
  • Reusable bottles, such as Nalgene or baby bottles
  • Clear polystyrene or Styrofoam (#6 plastic)
  • Any container or paper fiber other than those listed above
  • Landscape waste
  • Plastic products without a chasing arrow symbol

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Source-separated recycling requires all persons citywide to place recyclable material in designated recycling containers and keep recyclable material separate from waste until such time that the recyclable material is collected for delivery to a properly permitted facility
  • Residents may call 311 to report non-compliance (i.e. lack of recycling receptacles or educational materials)
  • Lease agreements and lease renewals must include recycling education materials

For more information, please contact:

Streets and Sanitation (DSS) 121 North LaSalle Street, Room 1107 Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: 312.744.4611 Fax: 312.744.4737 TTY: 311

Glossary Links

Recycling Ordinance PDF:
https://www.recyclebycity.com/downloads/2016_RecyclingOrdinance.pdf

Recycling Guide Flyers provided by the city:
https://www.recyclebycity.com/chicago/guide

Chicago Recycling Ordinance:
https://www.recyclebycity.com/downloads/commerical_ordinance.pdf

Chicago Resident provided flyer:
https://domu-live.s3.amazonaws.com/RECYCLING%20INFORMATION%20FOR%20TENANTS%20FILLABLE%20-%20Cover%20Sheet.pdf

Chicago Recycling Flyer (Spanish and English Versions):
https://www.recyclebycity.com/chicago/brief/printable-recycling-guide

Coconut Creek, FL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • There is no multi family ordinance for recycling for the City of Coconut Creek.   At this time, there is no curbside recycling for single family, multifamily or commercial properties.
  • Prior to this date, the City began changing the manner in which they processed collected materials from their designated green ( garbage waste ) and white ( recycling  ) rollout carts.  At this time, all materials collected from single-family residents, both garbage and recycling will be sent to the Wheelabrator South Broward Waste-to-Energy plant located in Davie, Florida.  At the Waste-to-Energy  plant ferrous and non-ferrous metals are separated and recycled back to create new products, with the remainder  being incinerated into fuel that can produce electricity.  The CIty of Coconut Creek expects the  processing of  Waste-to-Energy to reduce current processing costs and the amount of waste ending up in landfills.  At this time, The City of Coconut Creek has deemed this the best option for the city until a regional solution is implemented.  For more information on Why Recycling Changed,   https://www.coconutcreek.net/pw/solid-waste/why-recycling-changed#accordion-13

What We Can Recycle:

(At Drop-Off Center Only)

Corrugated cardboard Boxes (flattened), rinsed plastic bottles and jugs labeled #1 and #2, and rinsed aluminum and steel cans.

Recycle Right Drop Off Center

NW 22nd Street

(behind the Coconut Creek Police Department just South of Lyons Road)

Open Friday – Sunday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

All residents utilizing the Center must present proof of residency in Coconut Creek such as a driver’s license, I.D. Card, or current utility bill.  All businesses must present a copy of their current business tax receipt.
https://www.coconutcreek.net/pw/solid-waste/recycling-drop-off-center

What We Can’t Recycle: 

No hazardous waste, special waste such as paint, tires, and batteries, bulk waste, or yard waste will be accepted at the  Recycle Drop-Off Center.

Hazardous Waste 

For information on how to properly dispose of the materials.  Please visit

https://www.coconutcreek.net/pw/household-hazardous-waste

Bulk & Yard Waste

Contact Republic Services (954)327-9550
Multifamily Residences: Apartments, Condos and Townhomes
https://www.coconutcreek.net/docs/default-source/pwdocs/multi-family-bulk-trash-zone-map.jpg?sfvrsn=9d6777b2_2

    • Bulk must be placed out before 7:00 AM on the assigned collection dates.
    • The collection does not apply to commercial or non-residential properties, which must provide their own bulk trash hauling
    • Single-family residences must place their trash within five feet of their curb away from utility  poles, fire hydrants, mailboxes, or any other obstructions. Items must be stacked neatly at the  curb.
    • Multi-family residences are to place their trash at a location designated by their property manager.
    • Bulk waste includes household furniture, mattresses, appliances, carpets, padding, fencing and other bulky non-hazardous household items.  It also includes yard waste such as tree trimmings, lumber and metal poles.  Broken glass will not be collected unless it is placed in a dry sturdy container sealed and labeled “glass”.
    • Loose material, such as leaves must be contained in plastic or garbage cans.  Do not place in cardboard boxes or paper bags as these containers tend to break open when wet.
    • Lawn equipment drained of oil and gasoline will be accepted.
    • No special bundling of bulk waste is required.

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

Coconut Creek residents can now have their recycling go to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) instead of a Waste-to Energy facility.  As of November, 6, 2020, the city opened its first recycling drop-off facility.

For more information, please contact: 

Coconut Creek Public Works Department
Garbage Collection and Recycling Personnel
Malena Zarate, Program Coordinator
954-973-6780

Republic Services
https://www.republicservices.com
954-327-9550

Glossary Links

Recycling Overview:
https://www.coconutcreek.net/pw/solid-waste/why-recycling-changed

Recycling Drop Off Center
https://www.coconutcreek.net/pw/solid-waste/recycling-drop-off-center

Living Green Program
https://www.coconutcreek.net/sd/living-green

Bulk and Yard Waste
https://www.coconutcreek.net/pw/bulk-yard-waste

Denver, CO

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily_Ordinance:_18:

  • Denver recycles is not authorized to provide services to commercial properties such as businesses and apartment communities
  • Residents are encouraged to utilize recycling centers
  • Property Managers/owners oversee the implementation/set up of recycling system
  • The city provides free paint recycling
  • Residents must inquire about staring a recycling/compost program

What We Can Recycle:

  • Bottles & Cans
    • Aluminum
    • Steel cans
    • Glass bottles
    • Plastic bottles
    • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Boxes
    • Flattened cardboard
    • Food boxes
    • Paper towel tubes
    • Pizza boxes flattened
  • Paper
    • Mixed paper
    • Newspaper
    • Paper cups
    • Food and beverage cartons empty
  • Plastics
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry
    • Bath: bottles and container empty

What We Can’t Recycle:

  • Garbage
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Foil yogurt lids
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Toys
  • Cassettes, DVDs, CD’s or plastic cases
  • Garden hoses or plastic tubes
  • Plastic shrink wrap
  • Plastic tubes, such as toothpaste or hair gel tubes
  • Fuel canisters (camping tanks)
  • Paper plates
  • Paperback or hardcover books
  • Bubble wrap or envelopes with bubble wrap inside
  • Ceramics
  • Candy or food wrappers
  • Potato chip bags
  • Plastic containers marked as “Compostable” or “PLA”
  • Scrap metal
  • Plastic flower pots
  • Glassware or window glass
  • Yard waste

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

For more information, please contact:

Denver 311 – Help Center Call 3-1-1

Glossary Links

Apartment & Multifamily Recycling:
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/trash-and-recycling/resources/apartment—multi-family-recycling.html

Rules & Regulations:
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/trash-and-recycling/recycling/recycling-directory-dropoff-locations.html#!rc-cpage=41340

Beginners Guide to Recycling:
https://www.zumper.com/blog/2017/05/recycling-in-your-apartment-a-beginners-guide/

What we can recycle!:
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/trash-and-recycling/recycling/what-can-be-recycled.html

Free Paint Recycling:
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/trash-and-recycling/hazardous-waste/reduce-paint-waste.html

Compost program:
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/trash-and-recycling/composting/compost-collection-program.html

Recycling FAQ:
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/trash-and-recycling/recycling/RecyclingFAQs.html

Recycling Directory:
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/trash-and-recycling/recycling/recycling-directory-dropoff-locations.html

Your guide to easy recycling- CIty of Denver
https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/709/documents/Easy%20Guide%20to%20Recycling_2017_English.pdf

Dripping Springs, TX

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

The City of Dripping Springs does not provide residential, or commercial waste removal or recycling services. Residential services are contracted with the private hauler, Waste Connections. Commercial services may be provided by a number of private hauler companies that service the area,

Waste Connection, Dripping Springs
https://www.wasteconnections.com/
512-282-3508

What We Can Recycle:

Waste Connections

  • Plastic – beverage bottles, jugs, jars, and many types of food containers
  • Paper – newspaper, magazines, books, and office paper
  • Glass – most bottles, jugs, and jars
  • Metal – aluminum and  #1 and #2 type plastic bottles only (soda/water/milk bottles) 
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars 
  • Paper (Junk mail, newspapers, phone books, magazines, shredded paper) 
  • Aluminum cans 
  • Tin cans 
  • Batteries 
  • Motor oil 
  • Antifreeze

What We Can’t Recycle: 

Waste Connections 

  • No Yard waste
  • No E-Waste
  • No Household Hazardous Waste
  • No Wood Waste

Hays County Drop Off Recycling Centers

  • Hazardous wastes (paints, acids, solvents, light bulbs, cleaners, pesticides/insecticides) 
  • Pool chemicals (shock, chlorine tablets, algaecides) 
  • Gasoline, diesel, brake fluid, transmission fluid, flammable liquids 
  •  #3, #5, or #7 type plastic containers 
  •  Flat plastic 
  •  Plastic bags 
  •  Food boxes or wax containers 

https://hayscountytx.com/departments/recycling-solid-waste/

Hays County Drop Off Recycling Center Locations:

1691 Carney Lane at end of County Road 278 in Wimberley, phone 512-618-7175
100 Darden Hill Road (CR 162) in Driftwood (Pct. 4 Yard), phone 512-216-5235

Electronics Recycling:
Hays County accepts electronics at the Driftwood and Wimberley facilities.
Items Accepted:

  • Computer PCs  
  • Laptops  
  • Servers  
  • Hard Drives  
  • Tablets  
  • Cell Phones  
  • Circuit Boards  
  • Wire and Cables

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/recycle/electronics/tv_recycling.html

For more information, please contact:

Waste Connection, Dripping Springs
https://www.wasteconnections.com/
512-282-3508

Recycling & Solid Waste Coordinator
20290 FM 150 West,Driftwood, Texas 78191
Billy Gephart​
512.216.5235
billy.gephart@co.hays.tx.us

Glossary Links

Waste Connections-Dripping Springs
https://www.wasteconnections.com/

Hays County Recycling
https://hayscountytx.com/departments/recycling-solid-waste/

E-waste Recycling
https://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/recycle/electronics/tv_recycling.html

Durham, NC

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • All communities must provide separation between recyclables and solid waste
  • There is no need to sort your recyclables
  • Do not bundle or place anything in a bag
  • Communities according to the Durham County recycling ordinance are required to make themselves available for recycling
    • They shall make a good faith effort to remove recyclables from the solid waste generated by residents
  • The city of Durham owns and operates one staffed recycling center
  • In 1997, Durham passed an ordinance which made it unlawful to place the target recyclables below in the garbage
    • Aluminum cans
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Newspaper
    • Plastic bottles
    • Steel cans
    • Corrugated cardboard
    • The city provides recycling for these materials

What We Can Recycle:

  • Shredded paper must be placed in bags
    • Only paper or clear plastic bags are acceptable
  • Cardboard
    • Must be flattened and should fit inside the blue recycling cart
    • Corrugated
    • Residents may take excess cardboard (flattened) to the city’s transfer station
  • Glass and metal
    • Only glass bottles and jugs are acceptable
    • Anything with grease and food residue is unacceptable
    • Metal food and drink cans, trays & clean foil
  • Plastics
    • Rinse containers and remove grease and food residue
    • Do not place anything in the cart that is longer than 2 feet or heavier than 40 pounds
    • Plastic bottles, tubs & clamshells
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • White and colored paper
  • Paperboard boxes and tubes
  • Spiral paper cans
  • Newspapers, inserts, and junk mail
  • Gable top cartons and drink boxes
  • Paperback books and telephone books

What We Can’t Recycle: 

    • No drinking glasses or mirrors
    • Fluorescent bulbs should be taken to the household hazardous waste facility
    • Do not place anything in the cart that has met with petroleum products or hazardous waste
    • Foam or Styrofoam
    • Plastic bags
      • You can find a store that reuses
      • Window blinds
      • Food containers with debris
      • Empty motor oil containers
      • Wraps or film
      • Plastic trays
      • Wire hangers
      • Dishes, bulbs
      • Used paper napkins, towels or tissues
      • Hardback book or adhesive-backed paper
      • #6 plastic or foam
      • Plastic bottles form motor oil or pesticides

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice: 

  • Separate waste from recycling.
  • The following items are banned in landfills in Durham so do not throw them away must recycle or donate
    • Aluminum cans – effective July 1, 1994
    • Antifreeze – effective July 1, 1994
    • Appliances – effective January 1, 1991
    • Beverage containers from ABC permit holders – effective January 1, 2008
    • Computer equipment – effective July 1, 2011
    • Lead-acid batteries – effective January 1, 1991
    • Oil filters – effective October 1, 2009
    • Plastic bottles – effective October 1, 2009
    • Scrap (whole) tires – effective March 1, 1990
    • Televisions and electronics – July 1, 2011
    • Used oil – effective October 1, 1990
    • Wood pallets – effective October 1, 2009
    • Yard waste – effective January 1, 1993
  • Color meaning
    • Blue cart
      • Recyclables noted on the reverse side into blue roll-out cart should be placed in here
    • Green cart
      • Household garbage (all non-recyclable materials should be placed in this)
    • Brown cart
      • Yard waste (grass clippings, tree limbs & leaves) go in this cart
      • This is an optional, fee-based program (must contact Solid Waste Management to subscribe)

For more information, please contact: 

City of Durham Solid Waste Management http://DurhamNC.gov/Recycling Durham One Call (919) 560-1200

Glossary Links

Recycling flyer:
https://durhamnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18016/Durham-Recycles-Cart-Tag_noHole_11-17_web?bidId=

Recycling Drop-Off Sites:
https://durhamnc.gov/870/Recycling-Drop-Off-Sites

Waste Disposal & Recycling Center:
https://durhamnc.gov/878/Waste-Disposal-Recycling-Center

Recycling Laws:
https://durhamnc.gov/871/Recycling-Laws

Recycling Overview:
https://durhamnc.gov/862/Recycling

Durham County Ordinance:
https://www.dconc.gov/home/showdocument?id=1282

Fort Myers, FL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

The Solid Waste Division of Ft. Myers implemented Ordinance 3502, mandatory recycling for commercial, non-profit entities, and special events to ensure that recyclable materials generated be source separated and collected so that recyclable materials are not deposited in landfill, but are processed and reused. All multi-family, non-profit, and commercial accounts will be required to subscribe to the city’s or private provider for recycling services to abide by the city’s new solid waste ordinance. For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 239-321-8050.

What We Can Recycle:

  • GLASS:
    • Any Clear, Brown, Green Glass Bottles and Jars
    • Beer Bottles
    • Jelly, Salsa, and Mason Jars
    • Liquor and Wine Bottles
    • Soda Bottles
  • ALUMINUM:
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Foil Pie Pans
    • Soda and Beer Cans 
  • METAL:
    • Empty Aerosol Containers
    • Fruit Cans
    • Juice Cans
    • Pet Food Cans
    • Soup Cans
    • Tuna Cans 
  • PLASTIC:
    • Butter or Whipped Topping Tubs
    • Detergent and Bleach Bottles
    • Milk Jugs
    • No. 2 Black Nurser Plant Pots
    • Plastic Containers Marked No.1 – No.7
    • Water Bottles
    • Shampoo Bottles
    • Soda Bottles 
  • PAPER:
    • Beverage Carrying Boxes
    • Brown, White, and Colored Paper Bags
    • Cardboard (Cereal Boxes, Gift Boxes, Rice Boxes, etc.)
    • Catalogs
    • Computer Paper
    • Corrugated Cardboard (Moving Boxes, etc.)
    • Junk Mail
    • Newspaper
    • Office and Computer Paper
    • Phone Books
    • Shoe Boxes

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • GLASS:
    • Cookware (Pyrex, Corning, etc.)
    • Dishes
    • Drinking glasses
    • Medicine Bottles
    • Windows and Mirrors
  • ALUMINUM:
    • Cooking Utensil
    • Door Screens
    • Lawn Furniture
  • METAL:
    • Pots and Pans
    • Car Parts
    • Forks
    • Knives
    • License Plates
    • Spoons
    • Tools
  • PLASTIC:
    • Household Chemical Containers
    • Egg Cartons
    • Newspaper Sleeves
    • Motor Oil and Antifreeze Containers
    • Plastic Grocery Bags
    • Polystyrene Trays
    • Pool Chemical Bottles
    • Styrofoam 
  • PAPER:
    • Paper Packing Within Wax Layer (Juice Boxes)

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

Multi-family property owners in Fort Myers must provide recycling services for mixed paper and commingled containers.  Recycling containers must be adequate size, labeled with the

Material to be recycled and the recycling symbol, and indicate “no trash.”

For more information, please contact:

Solid Waste Division
Physical Address
2144 Arcadia Street
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Phone: 239-321-8050
www.cityfortmyers.com

Glossary Links

City of Fort Myers
https://cityftmyers.com/1563/Recycling

Mandatory Recycling Lee County
https://www.ecocyclesolutionshub.org/location/mandatory-recycling-lee-county-florida-usa/

City of Fort Myers List of Recyclables
https://cityftmyers.com/1563/Recycling#:~:text=The%20Solid%20Waste%20Division%20has,but%20are%20processed%20and%20reused.

What Not to Recycle Lee County
https://www.leegov.com/solidwaste/residential/recycling/no

Fort Worth, TX

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Property managers/owners must complete and submit a recycling plan (http://fortworthtexas.gov/uploadedFiles/Code_Compliance/Education_and_Outreach/AptRecycling_plan.pdf)
    • This recycling plan is to be submitted to the city, three months prior to their scheduled recycling start date
    • Property owners/managers with pre-existing recycling programs are asked to complete a recycling plan; which should describe their existing recycling program and submit the plan to the city
  • The City of Fort Worth curbside garbage and recycling services are provided by Waste Management and Knight Waste Services
  • Owners/managers must provide containers or bags of appropriate size and number for residents (which they can do through a private contract; meaning we must provide these containers or recycling bags to each resident)
  • Must place recycling containers as close as possible to garbage containers (to provide convenience to residents)
    • According to city guidelines if communities use or provide door-to-door valet service as the main method of waste collection, then it is recommended that the collection of recyclables be equivalent
  • Must service recycling containers frequently enough to avoid overflowing containers
  • Labels on containers must be made clear
    • Signage should indicate that containers are for recyclables only and list the types of materials accepted
  • Multifamily property owners/managers must ensure that residents are educated about the provided recycling services
    • Property managers/owners must provide educational material to new and existing occupants upon move-in
    • They are also required to inform occupants of any change in the recycling collection service (i.e., container placement)

What We Can Recycle:

You can place these following items in the blue cart *If you are not sure how to recycle an item, please visit the link below. Find the Waste Wizard search bar and type in your waste item for more knowledge http://fortworthtexas.gov/solidwaste/recycling/

  • Metal
    • Beverage and food cans
    • Should be rinsed, but labels can be left on
  • Paper and cardboard
    • Flattened cardboard, newspapers, magazines, office paper and common mail
    • Must be clean and dry
  • Glass containers
    • Should be rinsed, but labels can be left on; all colors are accepted
  • Plastic
    • Plastic bottles and jugs- food and liquid containers with the lids on
    • Rigid plastic
    • Should be rinsed but leave the caps on afterward and containers must be hard plastic. Plastic bags or film are not accepted

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Plastic bags
  • Batteries and electronics
  • Yard waste
  • No soiled paper
  • No medical waste
  • Construction waste
  • Toys
  • No garbage
    • Do not bag recyclables
  • Nothing that can tangle easily
    • This includes hoses, wires, chains or electronics
  • Diapers
  • Soiled cardboard
  • Clothing
  • Styrofoam
  • Food or liquid
    • All containers should be emptied before recycling

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Must provide educational services based on the recycling option provided in the community.
  • Must complete a recycling plan and submit it to the city for approval before starting any recycling initiatives
  • Provide clear labeling for recycling containers
  • Must frequently collect (enough to avoid overflowing of containers)
  • Property owners/managers must provide containers or bags for recycling (to each resident)
  • You can also download the City of Fort Worth Garbage & Recycling app; to get collection reminders and look up how to dispose of waste

For more information, please contact: 

AptRecycling@FortWorthTexas.gov or call 817-392-1234

Glossary Links

Multifamily Recycling Plan for Property Owners and Managers: http://fortworthtexas.gov/uploadedFiles/Code_Compliance/Education_and_Outreach/AptRecycling_plan.pdf

Steps and Guidelines for Multifamily property owners or managers: http://fortworthtexas.gov/uploadedFiles/Code_Compliance/Education_and_Outreach/AptRecycling_checklist.pdf

Recycling Flyers:
For Facilities with cardboard, paper, metal, rigid plastic, and plastic bag recycling English:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/codecompliance/solidwaste/assets/Crdbrd_Pap_Met_Plas_Bags.pdf
Spanish:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/codecompliance/solidwaste/assets/Ver-1_Crdbrd_Pap_Met_Plas_Bags-SPANISH.pdf

For facilities with cardboard, paper, metal, glass, rigid plastic, and plastic bag recycling:
English:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/codecompliance/solidwaste/assets/Crdbrd_Pap_Plas_Met_Glass_Bags.pdf
Spanish:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/codecompliance/solidwaste/assets/Ver-2_Crdbrd_Pap_Plas_Met_Glass_Bags-SPANISH.pdf

For facilities with cardboard, paper, metal, glass, and rigid plastic recycling:
English:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/codecompliance/solidwaste/assets/Crdbrd_Pap_Plas_Met_Glass.pdf
Spanish:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/codecompliance/solidwaste/assets/Ver-3_Crdbrd_Pap_Plas_Met_Glass-SPANISH.pdf

For facilities with cardboard, metal, paper, and rigid plastic:
English:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/codecompliance/solidwaste/assets/Crdbrd_Pap_Plas_Met.pdf
Spanish:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/codecompliance/solidwaste/assets/Ver-4_Crdbrd_Pap_Plas_Met-SPANISH.pdf

Commercial Waste and Recycling
http://cctfortworth.org/solidwaste/commercial/

Recycling Guidelines
https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/code-compliance/solidwaste/recycling

Multi Family Recycling
http://cctfortworth.org/aptrecycling/

Multifamily Recycling Plan for Property Owners and Managers:
http://cctfortworth.org/uploadedFiles/Code_Compliance/Education_and_Outreach/AptRecycling_plan.pdf

Steps and Guidelines for Multifamily Property Owners or Managers:
http://cctfortworth.org/uploadedFiles/Code_Compliance/Education_and_Outreach/AptRecycling_checklist.pdf

Gainesville, FL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

All commercially-collected residential properties in the City of Gainesville of five or more units are required to recycle designated materials as specified by the City’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling Ordinance (Chapter 27, Article III, Division 3, Section 27-85 & Section 85-85). All commercially-collected residential properties of five or more units shall establish a recycling program that includes recycling of all designated recyclable materials and is convenient and accessible to the residents.

Solid Waste Division professionals are available to provide technical assistance in starting up recycling programs, reaching compliance with the ordinance, and a listing of recycling collection companies. To contact the Solid Waste Division, please call (352) 334-2330 or email waste@cityofgainesville.org.

RECYCLING COLLECTION

What We Can Recycle:

Designated Commercial Recyclable Materials

  • Glass Bottles and Jars:
    • Food and beverage glass only 
    • Remove lids, caps & corks Clean out any food residue
  • Metal Can Steel and Aluminum:
    • Aerosol cans must be fully emptied
    • Rinse out cans  
  • Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Jars and Tubs:
    • Remove lids and caps  
  • Paper Materials:
    • Corrugated Cardboard
    • Flatten boxes into pieces no larger than 4 ft. by 4 ft. Remove any plastic film and Styrofoam® packing materials  
    • NO boxes with food residue, such as greasy pizza boxes 
    • Pasteboard
    • Remove plastic film from pasta and tissue boxes Paper egg cartons are okay 
    • Remove plastic bags and plastic wrap Remove and discard magnets from phone books Paperback books and manuals are okay to recycle  
    • Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs, Manuals, Paper Bags, Phone Books, & Paperback Books
    • Office Paper (including shredded paper) & Junk Mail (unwanted mail)
    • Remove food and wrappings Plain wrapping paper is okay to recycle  
  • Container Materials:
    • Metal Cans (steel and aluminum)
    • Glass Bottles & Jars
    • Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Jars & Tubs

http://www.zerowastegnv.com/recycle/

What We Can’t Recycle: 

No Plastic Bags  or Plastic wrap
No Cords Or Hangers
No Clamshells
No Rigid Plastics
No Garbage or Food

  • Glass Bottles and Jars:
    • No glass vases or drinking glasses
    • No ceramics
    • No broken glass or mirrors
  • Metal Can Steel and Aluminum:
    • No aluminum foil, pie pans or trays
    • No scrap metal
    • No stainless steel water bottles or thermoses 
  • Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Jars and Tubs:
    • Remove lids and caps
    • No plastic bags, wrap, cups or tubes
    • No Styrofoam® materials
    • No plastic clamshells, egg cartons or deli containers
    • No plastic utensils  NO microwavable trays
  • Cartons, (tetra Pak and Gable top):
    • No pouches or straws
    • No take-out containers
  • Paper:
    • No glossy type gift bags
    • No popcorn or pet food bags
    • No bubble envelopes

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

Recycling collection may be centralized to one recycling collection area, or there may be multiple recycling containers distributed around a property. Recycling may be collected in carts or larger dumpster-sized containers. Residents should first contact their property management staff if they have questions about the recycling services available at their property. For additional questions, residents may contact the City of Gainesville’s Solid Waste Division at (352) 334-2330 or waste@cityofgainesville.org.

Multi-family property residents should read through the list of accepted recyclables as indicated on the recycling containers, and only place those accepted materials in with the recycling. When contaminants (items not accepted for recycling) make their way into the recycling stream, it increases the overall processing cost of recyclables. Contaminants cause damage to the expensive sorting equipment at the processing facility and devalue the marketability of the recyclables.

The Solid Waste Division also provides residential recycling collection for electronic items by appointment and sponsors other recycling programs. The Solid Waste Division is located at 405 NW 39th Avenue with weekday hours from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, except for scheduled holidays.

Collection Centers
Residents of the City of Gainesville may take their waste and recycling items to the Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center and any Alachua County Rural Collection Center for free.

Alachua/High Springs Rural Collection Center
16929 NW US Hwy. 441
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 386-454-2563
Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM on MON, TUE, FRI, & SAT (Closed WED, THU, & SUN)

Archer Rural Collection Center
19401 SW Archer Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352-495-3257
Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM on MON, TUE, FRI, & SAT (Closed WED, THU, & SUN)

Fairbanks Rural Collection Center
9920 NE Waldo Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352-334-3873
Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM on MON, TUE, FRI, & SAT (Closed WED, THU, & SUN)

North Central Rural Collection Center
10714 N State Rd. 121
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352-334-3875
Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM on MON, TUE, FRI, & SAT (Closed WED, THU, & SUN)

Phifer Rural Collection Center
117700 SE Hawthorne Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352-334-3874
Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM on MON, TUE, FRI, & SAT (Closed WED, THU, & SUN)

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Center
5125 NE 63rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352-334-0172
Hours: MON-FRI 7 AM to 5 PM, SAT 8 AM to Noon

Recycling Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
5120 NE 63rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352-548-1341
Hours: MON-FRI 7 AM to 5 PM, SAT 7 AM to Noon

Leveda Brown Environmental Park & Transfer Station
5115 NE 63rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352-334-0172
Hours: MON-FRI 7 AM to 5 PM, SAT 7 AM to Noon, Fees may apply

For more information, please contact:

City of Gainesville Public Works Department
405 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352-334-2330
Web: Solid Waste Management
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Glossary Links

City of Gainesville Apartment Recycling
https://www.cityofgainesville.org/PublicWorks/ProgramsandServices/Recycling/ApartmentRecycling.aspx

Gainesville Recycling Resource Guide
http://www.zerowastegnv.com/recycle/

Gainesville Public Works, Recycling
http://www.cityofgainesville.org/PublicWorks/ProgramsandServices/Recycling.aspx

What Can be Recycled
https://www.cityofgainesville.org/PublicWorks/ProgramsandServices/Recycling/whatcanberecycled.aspx

Gainesville Zero Waste News
https://www.cityofgainesville.org/PublicWorks/ProgramsandServices/Recycling/ZeroWasteNews.aspx

Recycling Resource Guide
http://www.zerowastegnv.com/recycle/

Hillsborough County, FL

County Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What we can’t recycle
  4. Contact us
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Hillsborough County offers free presentations to schools, businesses, and community groups on the topics of solid waste management and recycling
    • Presentations can be tailored on request to accommodate available meeting times, different age groups, and the needs of the target audience
      • To request a presentation, please email Travis Barnes, Recycling Coordinator, or call him at (813) 209-3085.
  • Most multifamily residential developments are established as commercial solid waste accounts and are therefore treated as commercial businesses regarding establishing recycling service

What We Can Recycle:

*Place these items in the blue cart

  • Clean and empty plastic bottles containers
  • Clean and empty aluminum cans
    • Large aluminum food trays and pie tins free of food residue
  • Clean and empty glass bottles and jars
    • Metal and plastic lids should be removed from glass jars and recycled
  • Dry paper, newspaper, and junk mail
    • Magazines
    • Construction paper
    • Office paper
    • Envelopes (even with the plastic windows)
    • Paperback books
    • Glossy paper advertisements
  • Clean and empty metal containers
    • Metal food containers (emptied of food residue)
      • Vegetable cans
      • Dog/cat food cans
  • Clean and empty milk and juice cartons
    • Aseptic gable top containers
    • Soy milk cartons
    • Chicken broth cartons
    • Juice boxes
    • Florida orange juice cartons
  • Dry, flattened cardboard
  • Dry paperboard boxes
    • Cereal boxes
    • Tissue boxes
    • Paperboard paper towel
    • Toilet paper rolls
    • Other fiber material

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Plastic bags
    • They can be recycled at your local grocery store (Do not place in blue cart)
  • Glass windows, mirrors, serving wear, or pint glasses
    • Place in the grey garbage cart
  • Bagged recyclables
  • Shredded paper
  • Light bulb
  • Packaging wrap and film
  • Batteries
  • Syringes and needles
  • Polystyrene foam or Styrofoam
  • Pressurized tanks
  • Cooking ware, dining ware, drinking glasses, ceramics, and cutlery
  • Cooking oils
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Clothing hangers
  • Rubber items
  • Garden or pool hoses
  • Diapers
  • Rope, twine, or straps
  • Large plastic items
  • Cord and wires
  • Soiled paper items
  • Snack and candy wrappers
  • Fake plants
  • Tissue paper
  • Toilet paper
  • Hardcover books
    • Can be donated to local libraries for the enjoyment of others
  • Scrap metals
  • Aerosol spray
  • Hazardous waste (refer to the hazardous waste link in the city’s glossary)

For more information, please contact: 

Contact the county Department Director: Kimberly Byer Address: 332 N. Falkenburg Road, Brandon, FL 33619 Phone: (813) 272-5680

Glossary Links

What Can I recycle?:
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/property-owners-and-renters/trash-and-recycling/what-can-i-recycle

Find a Waste Disposal Facility:
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/property-owners-and-renters/trash-and-recycling/find-a-waste-facility

Discarding Household Hazardous Waste:
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/property-owners-and-renters/trash-and-recycling/discarding-household-hazardous-waste

Commercial Recycling:
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/businesses/entrepreneur-and-small-business-support/commercial-property-owner/request-commercial-recycling

The Recycle Life Cycle (County Video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38lyLUtUSVk&feature=youtu.be

What Can I Recycle in the Blue Cart? Flyer:
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/library/hillsborough/media-center/documents/solid-waste/trash-and-recycle/recycling-postcard.pdf

Recycling Guide (English Version):
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/library/hillsborough/media-center/documents/solid-waste/trash-and-recycle/recycling-guide.pdf

Recycling Guide (Spanish Version):
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/library/hillsborough/media-center/documents/solid-waste/trash-and-recycle/recycling-guide-spanish.pdf

Houston, TX

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

Per the City of Houston ordinance the Solid Waste Management Department provides service only to single-family homes, eight units or less. This excludes larger multi-family units from City service; therefore a private service contract for solid waste services is needed (City of Houston Code of Ordinances Chapter 39) apartments; they will provide you with details for your specific area.

Recyclables may be collected and taken to one of seven City of Houston’s drop-off locations. Residents can speak with their building management about acquiring a recycling service contract/opportunity in addition to the refuse collection service.

  • You can contact Habitat for Humanity, who has offered to pick up recycling in area apartments; they will provide you with details for your specific area.
  • The City of Houston offers small to midsize businesses curbside recycling collection in select areas for a small fee.
  • For a nominal fee per cart, businesses are eligible to receive a maximum of four 96-gallon green carts to store recyclables. Included with the cart is information explaining the materials acceptable for collections. The program offers convenient Bi-weekly collection with no sorting required. Three- and six-month and one-year terms are available.

Recycling Program
To enroll in the program, select the number of carts and months you would like.
Prices vary.   

For more information contact a business recycling consultant at 832-393-0444 or email at  Roland.Turner@houstontx.gov.

Application: https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/Bus_Recycling_letter-APP.pdf

What We Can Recycle:

Accepted in Neighborhood Depositories:(All Items Loose and Unbagged in cart)

  • Plastic:
      Kitchen, laundry, bath containers empty and rinsed
  • Paper:
      Mixed paper, mail, magazines and flattened clean cardboard
  • Glass:
      Bottles and Jars (empty and rinsed)
  • Cartons:
      Food and Beverage Cartons (empty & rinsed)
  • Cans:
      Aluminum and Steel Cans (empty & rinsed)
  • Cardboard:
      Cartons- shelf stable and refrigerated

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • No Shredded Paper
  • No Tanglers, hoses,wires, chairs, or electronics,
  • No scrap metal or wood
  • No Aerosol Cans
  • No Catalogs
  • No Concrete
  • No Glass Bottles and Jars
  • No Mattresses
  • No toys, packing materials, flower pots, styrofoam, or plastic furniture
  • Up to five (5) automobile tires (per month, per household)
Houston Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers:

North 9003 N Main Street 77022
Northwest 14400 Sommermeyer 77041
Northeast 556 Kirkpatrick 77028
Southeast 2240 Central Street 77017
South 5100 Sunbeam 77033
Southwest 10785 SW Freeway 77074

Neighborhood Recycling Drop Off Locations:

Westpark Center  5900 Westpark, Houston, TX 77034
Clear Lake/Ellington Airport- Highway 3 @ Brantly Avenue Houston, TX  77034
Kingwood 3210 West Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, TX  77339
Reuse Warehouse 9003 N. Main Street, Houston TX  77022

Battery Recycling:

The City of Houston accepts lead-acid and rechargeable batteries at the
Westpark Consumer Recycling Center and at the Environmental Service Centers

Accepted Batteries

Lead Batteries; those found in cars and boats as well as other motorized vehicles and equipment.
Rechargeable batteries: lithium, nickel metal hydride and nickel cadmium

Not Accepted:

Alkaline batteries (AA,AAA,C,D) and any other battery types not mentioned here.  Most of the heavy metal has been removed from alkaline batteries, so it is ok to dispose of them in your regular household garbage.

For more information, please contact:

City of Hourston
Business Recycling Consultant
832-393-0444 or email at  Roland.Turner@houstontx.gov.

Green Houston
By phone: 713.837.0311 or 3-1-1
Email: houston311@houstontx.gov
Website: https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/business_recycling.html

Glossary Links

Green Houston
http://greenhoustontx.gov/index.html

Houston Solid Waste Business  Recycling Program
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/business_recycling.html

Business Recycling Application Form
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/Bus_Recycling_letter-APP.pdf

Solid Waste Ordinance, Chapter 39
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/chapter39-2010may.pdf

City of Houston Recycling Poster
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/Recycle_Cal.pdf

Electronics Recycling
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/electronics_recycling.html

Huntsville, AL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

The  RANA (Recycling Alliance of North Alabama) program managed by the Solid Waste Disposal Authority of Huntsville Alabama does not provide curbside recycling service to commercial or multi-family properties.

What We Can Recycle: Recycling Drop Off Locations

  • METAL
    • Aluminum cans and steel bi-metal cans. Lids and labels can remain on the cans. Empty and rinse before placing them loosely in the cart.
  • PAPER
    • Newspapers and inserts, magazines and catalogs, junk mail and stationery, computer and printer paper, school and office paper, paperback books and phone books, paper bags. Paper must be dry when placed in the cart.
    • Shredded paper can be bagged in paper bags, not plastic bags.
  • CARDBOARD
    • Cardboard must be clean, dry and broken down to fit in the cart. Break down boxes to fit inside the cart with the lid closed.
  • #1 AND #2 NARROW-NECK PLASTIC BOTTLES
    • Including water, soda and condiment bottles, soap containers, milk jugs, and laundry detergent bottles. Empty and rinse the bottles before placing them in the cart. Plastic caps (twist on/off) can be recycled by dropping them off at any Huntsville Fire Station or at participating Huntsville City or private schools.
  • CARTONS
    • Clean and dry cartons such as tissue boxes, cereal, pasta and cardboard egg crates.

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • glass 
  • pizza boxes 
  • styrofoam
  • electronics
  • yard waste
  • wood 
  • food waste 
  • paint cans 
  • chemicals 
  • plastic wrap or plastic bags 
  • tanglers (hoses, wires, hangers, chains)
  • aerosol cans
  • aluminium foil 
  • tin pie pans 
  • deli trays or fruit containers/baskets and wide mouth plastics (sour cream, yogurt, and margarine containers)

Recycling Drop Off Locations:

KNOWN RECYCLERS IN THE  AREA:

METALS ONLY –
SA Recycling, 256-539-0770 – 606 Triana Blvd – M-F – 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Accepts:  All types of Metals, appliances, cars  – Will NOT take any metal cylinders or propane tanks (HHW instead).
ACB Metals, 256-830-0424 – 4684-B Commercial Dr. – M -F 8:00 to 4:00 p.m., S 8:00 -12:00 p.m.
Accepts:  Most metals, but not steel.
Harmon Scrap Metals, 256-693-1020 – 15235 Hwy 231/431 N, Hazel Green – M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., S 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Accepts:  Most metals – aluminum, steel, (No chain link fences)

MIXED PAPER OR CARDBOARD –
South Central Recycling, 256-881-2362, 2015 Vermont Rd – M-F  – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
FIBER (Cardboard, OCC, paper, newspapers, magazines, office paper) – WestRock, 256-533-9888 – 205 Wholesale Dr. – M-F – 8:00 to 3:30 p.m.

GLASS –
No facility available at this time.

PLASTICS –
No facility available at this time.

MOTOR OIL, BATTERIES & PROPANE TANKS OR CYLINDERS –
Household Hazardous Waste Facility – 1055 A Cleaner Way – M-F 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Solid Waste Authority
5251 Triana Blvd. SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
256-880-6054
Doc Holladay, Executive DIrector
DHolladay@swdahsv.org

Glossary Links

Recycling Alliance of Northern Alabama
https://recycling-alliance.com/

What Goes in My Cart Poster
https://recycling-alliance.com/what-goes-in-my-cart/

Solid Waste Authority of Huntsville
https://swdahsv.org/recycling/

Jacksonville, FL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

The City of Jacksonville does not provide solid waste services to multi-family complexes or commercial properties.

City of Jacksonville Ordinance Section 382.102 – Definitions

(i) Multi-family residential premises means a building or complex of buildings on a single parcel of land divided horizontally or vertically and designed for or occupied by more than four housekeeping units. 

Multi-family complexes primarily use private haulers and dumpsters for garbage. Each multi-family complexes’ management decides on the private hauler and on how tenants will be billed.  Complex management associations should contact a commercial hauler and/or recycle for services.  There are several contractors to choose from, and prices may vary widely; associations should choose one that meets their particular needs.

Download a list of nonresidential franchise haulers here.

Recycling Services for Multi-Family Complexes and Commercial Properties:

To establish a recycling program, pick a franchise hauler/contractor and know which recycling items the contractor will accept and agree upon the items.  Arrange a schedule for recycling pick up and advise tenants.  Assign a staff member to assist with the recycling efforts: purchasing the containers, placement of containers and date/times for set outs and more importantly the education of tenants. 

What We Can Recycle: (List is for Single Family Residential Recycling Program  and may vary for Multi-family complexes based on contracted franchise hauler )

  • Paper (Must be clean and dry)
    • Mail, office and school paper
    • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs and phone books
    • Paperback books
    • Brown paper bags
    • FIberboard boxes (cracker/cereal)
    • Corrugated cardboard (must be flat and cut 2’ by 3’ or smaller)
  • Metal
    • Steel food containers
    • Aluminum cans
    • Aluminum baking pans
  • Plastics
    • Plastic numbered 1-3, 5 or 7
    • Detergent bottles
    • Cleaning solution bottles
    • Plastic food and beverage containers
  • Cartons
    • Milk and creamers containers
    • Juice boxes
    • Soup and broth containers
  • Glass
    • Green, brown or clear bottles and jars (discard lids withgarbage)

PLEASE NOTE:

1. All containers should be rinsed, cleaned and dried before adding to the

recycle bin.

2. Paper and cardboard must be clean and dry.

3. Food waste from inside a container may leak out and contaminate clean

paper.

4. Any recyclable product contaminated with food cannot be recycled.

What We Can’t Recycle (List is for Single Family Residential Recycling Program and may vary for Multi-family complexes based on contractor)

  • Any # 4 Plastics
    • Includes items such as cling (Saran) wrap, sandwich bags, plastic garbage or grocery bags
  • Any # 6 Plastics (Polystyrene)
    • Includes items such as all types of Styrofoam, packing peanuts, plastic cutlery, hangers and medicine bottles
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Shredded Paper
  • Weapons
  • Batteries
  • Fireworks or Flares
  • Needles
  • Cables or Wires
  • Rubber
  • Food and Yard Waste

For Questions about the proper disposal of  Household Hazardous Waste, Battery Recycling and Disposal, please call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or visit MyJax online customer service website at myjax.custhelp.com.

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

Improper preparation of materials is the biggest reason recycling materials may not be picked up.  Please comply with provider recycling guidelines

Please be aware that it is unlawful to place hazardous waste of any kind in the residential and commercial collection.

For more information, please contact:

(904) 630-CITY (2489)

myjax.custhelp.com

Glossary Links

Solid Waste Division, Multi-Family and Commercial Properties

https://www.coj.net/departments/public-works/solid-waste/multi-family-complexes-and-commercial-properties

Approved Franchise Haulers

https://www.coj.net/getattachment/Departments/Public-Works/Solid-Waste/Multi-family-Complexes-and-Commercial-Properties/COJ-Solid-Waste-Department-Franchise-Haulers.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

City of Jacksonville, Solid Waste Division

https://www.coj.net/departments/public-works/solid-waste.aspx

Customer Service, City of Jacksonville

https://myjax.custhelp.com/

Single Family Residences Curbside Recycling

https://www.coj.net/curbsiderecycling

Recycling Tips

https://recyclingsimplifiecid.com/

Kissimmee, FL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

  • Recycling is not mandatory in the city of Kissimmee. However, the goal is for each household to participate in curbside recycling. This will assist the City in reaching the 75% Recycling Goal by 2020, which was set by the State of Florida. Drop-off recycling centers will continue to be available, until further notice.
  • The Solid Waste Division oversees the commercial solid waste collection services in the City limits, provided by the franchised hauler, Waste Management.   
  • Please call the City of Kissimmee at 407.518.2507; Waste Management at 407.843.7370.

What We Can Recycle:

Osceola County Recycling Drop-Off Facilities (See Below):

  • Glass Jars and Bottles 
  • Aluminum Cans 
  • Tin Foil and Aluminum Pie Pans 
  • Plastic Bottles/Containers #1 – #7 
  • Cereal Boxes 
  • Paper Towel Rolls 
  • Paperback Books and Phone Books 
  • Junk Mail 
  • Cardboard (flatten all boxes) 
  • Magazines and Catalogs 
  • Newspapers and Inserts 
  • Office Paper and File Folders (without wax liners) 
  • Paper Bags
  • Waste Management:
  • Plastic Bottles & Containers (Caps must be placed back on to recycle caps)
  • Food & Beverage Cans
  • Paper
  • Flattened Cardboard & Paperboard

What We Can’t Recycle: 

Osceola County Recycling Drop-Off Facilities (See Below):

  • Plastic Grocery Bags or Wrap
  • Garbage 
  • Wrapping Paper 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Electronics 
  • Hardback Books 
  • Ceramics or Dishes 
  • Food Waste 
  • Motor Oil Containers 
  • Household Hazardous Waste 
  • Light Bulbs, Window Glass or Mirrors 
  • Yard Waste 
  • Waste Management:
  • No Bagged Recyclables
  • No Plastic Bags
  • No Plastic Wraps & Film
  • No Flexible Packaging
  • No Garden Hoses, Ropes or Leashes
  • No Cups with Plastic Coating
  • No Polystyrene Foam & Plastic
  • No Medical Waste
Household Hazardous Waste:

Do not place hazardous materials (paints, motor oil, household chemicals and electronics such as televisions and computers) inside any of your containers. These items may be taken to the Bass Road Resource/Recovery Facility located at 750 South Bass Road in Kissimmee or the St Cloud Transfer Station at 2701 Peghorn Way.

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

The Solid Waste Division oversees the commercial solid waste collection services in the City limits, provided by the franchised hauler, Waste Management.

  • Commercial customers requiring larger containers, such as dumpsters, compactors or roll-offs, collection services are provided ONLY by the City’s franchised hauler, Waste Management:
    • The monthly rate depends upon the size of the dumpster and the number of weekly collections.
    • To initiate or change service with Waste Management, please call the City of Kissimmee at 407.518.2507.
    • For roll-off containers, please call Waste Management at 407.843.7370.
  • The Osceola County Solid Waste Office encourages recycling efforts by our citizens by providing recycling drop-off facilities at the following locations:
    • Bass Road Recycling Center – 750 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
    • City of St. Cloud Transfer Station – 2701 Peghorn Way, St. Cloud, FL 34769
    • Holy Redeemer Church – 1603 N. Thacker Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741
    • There is no charge for Osceola County residents to use the recycling drop-off centers.

For more information, please contact:

Public Works Service Center
2201 Mabbette Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407.518.2507
sanitation@kissimmee.org

Waste Management
Kissimmee
407.843.7370
https://www.wm.com/us/en/location/fl/kissimmee

Glossary Links

City of Kissimmee Commercial Solid Waste
https://www.kissimmee.gov/government/public-works-engineering/sanitation-division

Residential Recycling Poster
https://www.kissimmee.org/government/residents/residential-recycling-poster

Residential Curbside Recycling Program
https://www.kissimmee.org/government/public-works-engineering/sanitation-division

Waste Management Kissimmee, Florida
https://www.wm.com/us/en/location/fl/kissimmee

Waste Management Business Recycling
https://www.wm.com/us/en/business/business-waste-recycling-pickup

Waste Management Recycling 101
https://www.wm.com/us/en/recycle-right/recycling-101

Lake Mary, FL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

The City of Lake Mary has an exclusive solid waste franchise agreement with Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. who is responsible for providing residential, multifamily and commercial solid waste collection including garbage, recycling and yard trash.
Contact Waste Pro at 407-774-0800, or e-mail wp101@wasteprousa.com

What We Can Recycle:

  • Pasteboard (boxes for items such as cereal, pizza, soda, beer, tissues, shoes and paper towel & toilet paper rolls)
  • Brown paper grocery bags (no wax, no wet strength material, no liners)
  • Cardboard (corrugated, non-coated) flattened & cut to fit inside the recycling cart)
  • Newspaper, supplements, magazines, catalogs & telephone books
  • Plastic containers #1 — #7 (like butter or yogurt containers)
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, green and brown), remove all lids, no broken glass
  • Cans (aluminum, tin and steel containers, such as food cans
  • Non-hazardous aerosol cans (empty & nozzles removed)

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Plastic bags
  • Aluminum foil/pie plates
  • Drinkware
  • Plastic plant trays/containers, or buckets (even if recycle #1 — #7)
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Light bulbs
  • Egg cartons
  • Styrofoam Visit

SPECIAL WASTE PROGRAMS
While most household waste is eligible for collection services the following items require special handling and are not collected curbside:

Electronics Recycling (E-Scrap)

End-of-life electronics such as computers and televisions may be recycled at the Central Transfer Station’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. Electronics recycling is FREE for all Seminole County residents. It is strongly recommended that all information be removed from the hard drives of old computers before they are recycled. Some common methods of removing personal information from hard drives include special software, or removing the hard drive and punching or drilling holes through the case.

Household Hazardous Waste

Disposal facilities are located at the Central Transfer Station and the landfill for many common items such as antifreeze, poisons, mercury thermometers, pool and lawn chemicals, paint, thinners, solvents, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline, and used motor oil. (Containers must be labeled stating the contents.) Disposal is FREE for all Seminole County residents. Businesses may NOT bring hazardous waste to either facility.

Tires

The Central Transfer Station limits disposal to four (4) tires per person at $1.00 each. At the Landfill, loads of more than ten (10) tires and loads of tires not from a passenger vehicle or light truck, as determined by the Solid Waste Management Division, will be charged by the ton.

Prescription Drug Drop Box

Located inside the main lobby of the Lake Mary Police Department at 165 E. Crystal Lake Avenue, is a Drop Box for anyone to dispose of medications which are no longer needed or have expired. These drugs must be packaged in their original container, a plastic bottle, or sealed in a plastic bag. No loose medications/pills, liquid medication, hypodermic needles, syringes or sharp objects are accepted.

Sharps Program

For residents with conditions requiring hypodermic needles, free containers and needle disposal is offered at Lake Mary Fire Station 37 located at 911 Wallace Ct., and Lake Mary Fire Station 33 located at 145 E. Crystal Lake Ave.

Drop Off  Recycle Locations for Fort Myers, Seminole County:

Central Transfer Station
1950 State Road 419
Longwood, FL 32750
Open: Monday-Saturday, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.(except certain holidays)

Seminole County Landfill
1930 E. Osceola Road
Geneva, FL 32732
Open: 7 days a week, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.(except certain holidays)

For more information, please contact:

Lake Mary Customer Service/Utility Billing
(407) 585-1417, Fax: (407) 585-1464
100 N. Country Club Road
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Waste Pro at 407-774-0800
e-mail wp101@wasteprousa.com

Seminole County Solid Waste Information Resources
407-665-2260; or
www.seminolecountyfl.gov

Glossary Links

Lake Mary Utilities
https://www.lakemaryfl.com/utility-billing

Recycling Materials Guidelines
https://www.lakemaryfl.com/customer-serviceutility-billing/faq/what-types-of-items-can-be-placed-in-the-recycle-container

Lake Mary Recycling Info
https://www.lakemaryfl.com/utility-billing/pages/garbage-recycling-yard-waste-info

Waste Pro
https://www.wasteprousa.com/seminole-county/

Los Angeles, CA

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

*This Ordinance applies to the city in its entirety (The only difference is who services the different counties; which can be found in the Los Angeles link glossary under the title: “Mandatory Commercial Recycling (F.A.Q.)” This was passed on July 1, 2012

Ways communities can comply with the Multifamily Ordinance

  • Must separate recyclable materials from your refuse and take them to a recycling center or subscribing to a service for the collection of recyclables by a permitted hauler
  • Subscribing for services with a permitted hauler who collects all your waste in one bin and separates the recyclables from the trash at a different time
  • A multifamily dwelling of 5 units or more must abide by this new ordinance

What We Can Recycle: 

  • Paper — All clean, dry paper, including:
    • Computer paper
    • Ledger paper
    • Arts and craft paper
    • Unwanted mail
    • Flyers
    • Telephone books
    • Notecards
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • File folders
    • Paper bags
    • Post-it notes
    • Catalogs
    • All envelopes, including those with windows
  • Cardboard 
    • All cardboard boxes and chipboard, including:
    • Cereal boxes
    • Tissue boxes
    • Dry food boxes
    • Frozen food boxes
    • Shoe boxes
    • Detergent boxes
    • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
    • Cardboard boxes (broken down and flattened)
  • Cartons 
    • All refrigerated, shelf-stable, aseptic packaging, including:
    • Fruit juice boxes and cartons
    • Orange juice cartons
    • Milk cartons
    • Wine boxes
    • Soy milk, rice milk, and almond milk boxes and cartons
    • Cereal boxes
    • Heavy cream cartons
    • Egg substitute cartons
  • Metals
    • All aluminum, tin, metal, and bi-metal cans wiped out if possible, including:
    • Soda cans
    • Juice cans
    • Soup cans
    • Vegetable cans
    • Pet food cans
    • Pie tins
    • Clean aluminum foil
    • Empty paint and aerosol cans
    • Wire hangers
  • Glass
    • All glass bottles and jars, wiped out if possible, including:
    • Soda bottles
    • Wine bottles
    • Beer bottles
    • Spaghetti sauce jars
    • Pickle jars
    • Broken bottles
  • Plastic
    • All plastics numbers 1 through 7
    • Empty plastic containers, wiped out if possible, including:
    • Soda bottles
    • Juice bottles
    • Detergent containers
    • Bleach containers
    • Shampoo bottles
    • Lotion bottles
    • Mouthwash bottles
    • Dishwashing liquid bottles
    • Milk jugs
    • Tubs for margarine and yogurt
    • Plastic planters
    • Food and blister packaging
    • Rigid clamshell packaging
    • All clean plastic bags (grocery bags, dry cleaner bags, and film plastics)
    • All clean polystyrene products (plates, cups, containers, egg cartons, block packaging, and packing materials)
    • Plastic hangers
    • Non-electric plastic toys
    • Plastic swimming pools
    • Plastic laundry baskets
    • Car seats (cloth removed)

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • No paper spoiled by food waste
  • Broken glass (broken glass bottles can be included)
  • Hazardous materials
  • Batteries, medical waste, pesticide, pool cleaner, and garden chemicals
  • Solvents/automotive/flammables/electronics can only be disposed at disposal centers or collection events
  • Diapers
  • Electric cords
  • Clothing/fabric
  • Appliances
  • Mini blinds
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Rubber tires
  • Wood
  • Garden hoses
  • Lawn furniture
  • Construction materials
  • Asphalt or concrete

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Make sure to have ongoing education and information for residents about what they can recycle and how they need to recycle
  • Must separate recyclables accordingly

For more information, please contact: 

recycLA Customer Care 1-800-773-2489

Glossary Link

Mandatory Commercial Recycling (F.A.Q): https://www.lacitysan.org/san/faces/home/portal/s-lsh-wwd/s-lsh-wwd-s/s-lsh-wwd-s-r/s-lsh-wwd-s-r-mcrab;jsessionid=GROx2IkGmft4uG1t0Zem-aO888ckmlf1xsbV32PdN4Q-ylX3yFxL!949839544!212713299?_adf.ctrl-state=125k9qqgn7_1&_afrLoop=4970692231953735&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=null#!%40%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D4970692231953735%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D125k9qqgn7_5

Bill Number: AB-341: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0301-0350/ab_341_bill_20111006_chaptered.html

Zero Waste PDF: https://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/tf/isw/isw_2018_02.pdf

Matthews, NC

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

The Town of Matthews contracts with Republic Services for garbage/recycling service for residents and small businesses and for yard waste and bulk pick up for residents. Contact  Republic Services directly at 704-393-6900.

What We Can Recycle:

  • Plastic Bottles (with necks only) – like a water bottle, or milk jug, 
  • Milk cartons and Juice Boxes,
  • Empty Aerosol Cans, 
  • Aluminum & Steel Cans, 
  • Cereal Boxes (Boxboard), 
  • Cardboard Boxes (no larger than 3′ x 3′), Pizza Boxes (Clean, no food or liners), 
  • Magazines, 
  • Glass bottles & Jars, 
  • Paper & Junk Mail (including brown bags, high-grade paper), Newspaper

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Plastic items (besides Plastic Bottles with Necks), 
  • plastic bags, 
  • shredded paper,  
  • ceramics, pots & pans, 
  • household glassware, 
  • paper plates, napkins, 
  • batteries, 
  • light bulbs, 
  • wire coat hangers, 
  • photos, 
  • food, 
  • scrap metal, 
  • auto parts, 
  • plastic wrap, 
  • clothing & textiles, 
  • Televisions, 
  • electrical cords and 
  • garden hoses.

In addition, no hazardous waste or commercial medical waste may be put in the recycling containers. Critically Unacceptable Items include: Propane Tanks, Oxygen Tanks, Tires, Televisions, Scrap Metal & Hoses.

There are some items that are listed as recyclable but cannot be recycled in your personal bins. For example plastic bags. These can be recycled at your local grocery store.

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

Items Banned by Law in NC Landfills that can no longer be accepted  and must be taken to a Mecklenburg County Recycling center

  • Electronics (tvs, computers, printers, scanners),
  • Used Motor Oil/Filters,
  • Scrap, 
  • Tires, 
  • Antifreeze,
  • Batteries (including car batteries), 
  • Oyster Shells, 
  • Wooden Pallets, 
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs, 
  • Thermostats Containing Mercury, 
  • lumber, 
  • fencing, 
  • metal, 
  • building materials, 
  • dirt, rocks, 
  • contractor’s debris.

The following are links to the Foxhole Recycling Center and the Hickory Grove Recycling Center and may be contacted at the Solid Waste Information Line (980-314-3867). In addition to the county sites, motor oil, oil filters and car batteries can also be taken to Advanced Auto Parts or Pep Boys on Independence Boulevard (or any other location).

For more information, please contact:

Republic Services directly at 704-393-6900.

Glossary Links

https://www.matthewsnc.gov/files/documents/AcceptableRecyclables1342110830061220AM.pdf

Memphis, TN

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

Businesses are required to recycle the recyclable material that is most commonly found in their waste. Multi-family property owners must provide recycling collection for paper & commingled containers. The City of Memphis does not offer recycling services for multi family complexes over 8 units. These services must be provided by a private hauler in the area. 

Recycling Drop-Off Centers are available for residents of apartment complexes and private developments not serviced by City of Memphis Solid Waste Management. Five drop-off centers are located throughout the City of Memphis.
https://recycle.memphistn.gov/

What We Can Recycle:
(City of Memphis Recycling Drop Off Centers)

  • Paper – Newspaper, Magazines,Mail,Paper,Fliers,Paperbacks
  • Plastic Containers(Caps on) – Empty Bottles, Jugs and Tubs, Lids #1=7
  • Cardboard – Empty Cardboard boxes, Food Boxes
  • Rigid Plastics – Plastic Buckets, Cartes, Toys, Trays, Furniture, (Metal Removed)
  • Metal Cans – Aluminum, Metal Cans, Clean Foil and Trays
  • Glass – Bottles and Jars
  • Cartons
  • Empty Juice Boxes, Soup and Milk Cartons
  • Empty and rinses all bottles, can and containers
  • Replace caps on plastic items
  • Flatten boxes
  • Do not bag recyclables

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • No Plastic Bags
  • No Yard Waste
  • No Food or Liquid (Empty all containers)
  • Mo Tanglers (hoses, cords,wires or chains)

The City of Memphis has a Recycle Wizard app that is available to download as well as located on their site, which offers information on how to properly dispose of and recycle items.

Recycling Drop-off Locations:
DOWNTOWN – Island Dr, Memphis, TN 38103 (NORTH ENTRANCE OF MUD ISLAND PARK)

SOUTHEAST – HICKORY HILL COMMUNITY CENTER (3910 RIDGEWAY)

EAST MEMPHIS – Smythe Farm Rd, Memphis, TN 38120 (APPROX. 300 YARDS. OFF GERMANTOWN PKWY S., JUST SOUTH OF THE AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL’S SHOWPLACE ARENA

For more information, please contact:

Division of Solid Waste Management Department
125 N. Main Street – Room #640
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: Dial 311:
901-636-6500
City of Recycling Office
125 N.Main Street, Room 628
Memphis, TN 38103

Glossary Links

Recycle Memphis
https://recycle.memphistn.gov/

Memphis, TN
https://www.facebook.com/recyclememphis901/

City of Memphis Acceptable Recyclables
https://recycle.memphistn.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/MemphisRecycling-AcceptableMaterials.pdf

Recycling FAQ
https://recycle.memphistn.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/MemphisRecycling-FAQ.pdf

Miami-Metropolitan Area, FL

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Miami-Dade County is in this area as well which includes Miami and Fort Lauderdale
*This area includes the following cities: Miami- Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Springs, Miami Gardens, Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach, Davie, Boca Raton, Sunrise, Plantation, Miami Beach, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach, Lauderhill, Weston

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Recycling in multifamily communities (apartment buildings and condominiums) is mandatory. These services can be provided by a permitted hauler, private recycling hauler or their appropriate governmental agency
    • If communities do not comply, they could be fined; ranging from $300 to $950 based on the number of units
  • The hauler must include, at minimum the five materials below
    • Newspaper, glass (flint, emerald, amber), aluminum cans, steel cans, plastics (PETE, NDPE-natural, HDPE colored)
    • The failure of a multifamily community to provide a recycling program or modified recycling program shall constitute a violation. Which the property owners shall be liable.
  • All residents are required to separate, from all other solid waste collected, the following materials
    • Newspaper, glass, aluminum cans, steel cans, plastics
  • Must place materials in specialized receptacles or in any other manner which the county manager determines shall facilitate the recycling of such materials

What We Can Recycle:

  • Paper products
    • Newspaper
    • Office paper
    • Junk mail
    • Phone books
    • Catalogs
    • Magazines
    • Shoe boxes
    • Paperboard boxes that have help cereal, cookies, crackers, pasta, etc.
  • Carboard
  • Narrow-neck plastic containers (flattened container and replace cap)
  • Aseptic containers (juice boxes and coated paperboard milk)
  • Glass bottles and jars that are clear, brown or green
  • Metal (aluminum and steel food and beverage containers)

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Prohibited plastic
    • Plastic bags
    • Styrofoam cups
    • Plates and food containers
    • Meatpacking trays
    • Styrofoam egg cartons
    • Plastic silverware
  • Polystyrene products
  • Straws
  • Home chemicals
    • Paints
    • Pesticides
    • Aerosol cans
    • Engine/motor/oil
  • Electronics waste and accessories
    • PCs
    • Monitors
    • Television
    • Printer cartridges
    • Keyboards
    • Cell phones
    • Home telephones
    • Radios
    • Speakers
    • CDs and DVDs
    • CDs and DVDs players
  • Batteries
    • Dry cell batteries
    • Lead-acid batteries
  • Coat hangers
  • Small appliances
  • Microware trays
  • Cooking pots and pans
  • Garbage, debris, dirt or yard trash
  • Other glass products: window or auto glass, light bulbs, fluorescent bulbs, mirrors, cookware, ceramic, bakeware

  Electronics Recycling: 

  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Cellular phones and more

  Household Appliances: 

  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Water healers
  • Washers and dryers

  Home Chemical Collection: 

  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s), non-rechargeable alkaline household batteries and certain rechargeable batteries
  • Oil-based paints
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Call 311 to find a location near you

  Sharps Disposal: 

  • Medical waste such as syringes, needles can be disposed at Miami-Dade County Health Department-approved locations

*These items can be taken to Trash and Recycling centers (only Miami-Dade County waste customers can use these facilities) or Home Chemical Collection Centers (all residents can use them)

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

For more information, please contact: 

Department of Solid Waste 1290 N.W. 20th Street Miami, FL 33142 Email: solidwastecustomerservice@miamigov.com

Phone: 305-960-2801

Glossary Links

City of Miami Solid Waste Information:
https://www.miamigov.com/Government/Departments-Organizations/Solid-Waste

Recycling Do’s and Don’ts (City of Miami):
https://www.miamigov.com/Services/Garbage-Recycling/Recycling-Dos-and-Donts

City of Miami Bulky Trash Collection:
https://www.miamigov.com/Services/Garbage-Recycling/About-Bulky-Trash-Collection

Recycling Maps and Schedules:
https://www.miamigov.com/Services/Garbage-Recycling/View-Recycling-Maps-Schedules

Miami-Dade County: Recycling in Multifamily Buildings:
https://www8.miamidade.gov/global/service.page?Mduid_service=ser1494968488205894

Miami-Dade County: Application for commercial and multifamily modified recycling program:
https://www.miamidade.gov/solidwaste/library/forms/commercial-multi-family-recycling.pdf

Miami-Dade County Ordinance:
https://library.municode.com/fl/miami_-_dade_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIIICOOR_CH15SOWAMA_S15-2.2REPRREMUMIREES

Home Chemical Collection Centers:
https://www8.miamidade.gov/global/service.page?Mduid_service=ser1464798615648535

Moorpark, CA

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Tips & Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance:

Businesses and Multi-Family Properties Must Recycle  (AB341)

In July 2012, AB 341 California’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law, went into effect.  It requires multi-family communities with five units or more, regardless of the amount of waste generated, to recycle.

For More Information regarding guidelines, visit, https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial

  • Moorpark Commercial and multi-family residential solid waste and recycling service is provided by: Waste Management (805) 955-4346
  • Monthly commercial and multi-family service rates will depend on the size of bins and frequency of pick up.  Recycling and composting (yard waste) dumpsters are available in the same sizes as solid waste (1.5, 3.0 and 4.0 cubic yard bins) at discounted rates. Commercial bins contain signage indicating what goes inside them.

Organic Waste (AB 1826)

In April 2016, AB 1826 California’s Organic Waste Recycling Law, went into effect.  It requires local governments to develop organics diversion programs but does not require that multi-family properties participate — unless a local ordinance requires it. It encourages properties of five units or more to recycle their organic waste depending on the amount of waste they generate per week. For More Information, visit:  https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/Organics/

  • Organic Waste includes food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste and food-soiled paper that is mixed in with food waste.  While businesses must divert all of these materials, multi-family properties are not required to have a food waste diversion program.

What We Can Recycle: 

  • Paper Material
    • Books (paperback and hardcover okay)
    • Catalogs/Brochures/Phone Books
    • Junk Mail & Envelopes (windows okay)
    • File Folders
    • Milk & Juice Cartons
    • Magazines & Newspapers
    • Paper-All Colors (staples in paper okay)
    • Paper Grocery Bags
    • Shredded Paper (put in plastic bag and tie securely)
  • Cardboard
    • Cereal & Food Boxes (flatten for more recycling)
    • Clean Pizza Boxes (no wax coating or food waste)
  • Glass
    • Bottles & Jars – Green, Brown, CLear (lids & labels okay, no need to rinse)
  • Aluminum & Tin Cans
    • Aluminum Food Trays
    • Beverage Cans
    • Vegetable & Soup Cans
  • Plastic
    • Bottles, Jars, Jugs, Tubs (look for recycling logo on bottom labeled #1-#7, no need to rinse)
    • Yogurt Containers
    • Grocery Bags
    • Nursery Pots
    • Plastic Toys

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Animal Waste
  • Bubble Wrap Packaging
  • Chip Bags & Candy Wrappers
  • Electronic Waste (TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, mobile devices)
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Food Waste (including fruit)
  • Hazardous Waste (paint, automotive oil, batteries, solvents, cleaners)
  • Liquids
  • Laminated Paper
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic 3-RIng Binders
  • Plastic Cups, Lids & Straws
  • Plastic Food Wrapping
  • Polystyrene foam including foam cups, plates, and packing materials
  • Restaurant Grease/Oil
  • Sharps
  • Solar Panels
  • Tires
  • Used Paper Plates & Cups
  • Used Plastic Utensils
  • Window Pane Glass/Mirrors
  • Yard Waste (grass clippings, branches, leaves)

Sharps, Electronic Waste and Household Hazardous Waste are not accepted in recycling or Trash containers.  Please see information regarding drop off locations and proper recycling below.

How Do I Dispose of…?

Please visit the link below for a full list of items and drop off locations.

https://www.moorparkca.gov/159/How-Do-I-Dispose-o

  • American Sensor/Dicon Global – (800) 387-4219
    577 Long Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15235
  • Firex – (800) 445-8299 c/o Disposal
    28C Leigh Fisher Blvd. El Paso, TX 79906
  • First Alert-BBK – (800) 323-9005, Ext. 2
    3990 Enterprise Ct. Aurora, IL 60504
  • G.E. Security/ESL – (888) 437-3287
    12345 Southwest Levetan Drive
    Tualatin, OR 97062
  • Honeywell – (800) 328-5111
    Dock 4-MN10-3860
    1985 Douglas Drive North
    Golden Valley, MN 55422
  • Kidde – (800) 880-6788, Ext. 1
    1016 Corporate Park Dr.
    Mebane, NC 27302
  • USI Electric/Universal – (800) 390-4321, Ext. 1
    Attn: Disposal Dept.
    7A Gwynns Mill Court
  • Tires
    Free Landfill Days (Free)
    Tire Busters (Fee applies; 5285 Kazuko Court)
  • Used Motor Oil:
    http://moorparkca.gov/161/Certified-Used-Oil-Centers
  • Disposing of Contaminated Oil
    Motor oil is sometimes mixed with other chemicals.  Since Certified Used Oil Centers cannot accept contaminated oil, you will need to take the contaminated oil to one of the City’s free e
    Household Hazardous Waste Events.
  • Water Heaters
    Bulky Item Collection (Free)

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Property Owners and Managers must have ongoing education and information for residents about what they can and can not recycle and the proper process for recycling all materials.
  • All recyclables are to be separated accordingly

For more information, please contact: 

Moorpark Solid Waste and Recycling Division
http://moorparkca.gov/748/Commercial-and-Multi-Family-Trash-Servic
Mackenzie Douglass
Program Manager
mdouglass@moorparkca.gov
(805) 517-6241

Monica Gonzalez Jimenez
Solid Waste Division
mjimenez@moorparkca.gov
(805) 517-6294
Waste Management/G.I. Industries:
(805) 522-9400

Glossary Links

MoorPark Solid Waste, Commercial And Multi Family :
https://www.moorparkca.gov/748/Commercial-and-Multi-Family-Trash-Servic

Waste Management for Moorpark:
http://www.keepingventuracountyclean.com/

Mandatory Recycling Flyer- Waste Management:
https://d29vteoucqv716.cloudfront.net/a4480000006oNxKAAU/Updated+AB+1826+and+AB+341+%282019%29.pdf

Waste Management Commercial Services Flyer:
https://d29vteoucqv716.cloudfront.net/a4480000006oNxKAAU/WM+GI+SoCal+Commercial+Services+FlYer

Waste Management Ventura County Commercial Recyclable Items Flyer:
https://d29vteoucqv716.cloudfront.net/a4480000006oNxKAAU/Ventura+County+Commercial+Recycling+Tips

Recycling 101, Waste Management Recycle RIght Program
https://www.wm.com/us/en/recycle-right/recycling-101

How Do I Dispose of ? Program
https://www.moorparkca.gov/159/How-Do-I-Dispose-o

Nashville, TN

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

Sanitation and recycling services for multifamily complexes are not offered by the City of Nashville.  All multi family complexes  throughout Nashville and Davidson County, must contact their private hauler for information on recycling. All private haulers are required to offer a recycling option for their trash customers.
List of Nashville Area Recycling Providers

What We Can Recycle:

Nashville and Davidson County Metrov Convenience and Drop Off Centers

  • Place only the following items in the recycling container.
  • Items must be clean, empty, and dry.
  • Place items loose in the container, Not in a plastic bag.
  • Plastic caps should be left on or thrown away. Do Not place loose caps in the recycling container.
  • Cardboard should be flattened.

At recycling drop-off sites, items must be separated into appropriately labeled containers.

  • Paper and Cartons
    • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • Mail
    • Food and beverage cartons
  • Cardboard
    • Corrugated cardboard
    • Toilet paper and paper towel rolls
    • Cereal boxes
    • Tissue Boxes
  • Food and Drink Cans
    • Food cans
    • Beverage cans
  • Plastic Bottles, Jars, and Jugs
    • Beverage bottles
    • Kitchen, laundry, and bath bottles and jugs
    • Milk and juice jugs
    • Plastic food jars
  • Glass Bottles and Jars-Recycling Drop-Off Sites Only
    • Glass bottles
    • Glass jars

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • No food or liquid. Empty and rinse all containers.
  • Do not bag recyclables. Place items loose in the bin.
  • No plastic bags, plastic wrap, or bubble wrap.
  • No plastic of any kind that is not a bottle, jar, or jug. No takeout containers, Styrofoam, plastic cups or tubs, etc.
  • No hoses, wires, chains, or electronics.
  • No yard waste.
  • No clothing or linens.

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

COVID-19 and Plastic Film Recycling
NOTE: Plastic bags/wraps typically do not get recycled in curbside bins. They must be returned to participating drop-off locations such as retail stores for recycling.
Thank you for recycling your plastic bags and wraps.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to recycle your plastic bags, wraps, and other film packaging at drop-off locations ONLY WHEN AND WHERE POSSIBLE.
Some stores have temporarily halted collection of plastic bags and wraps. And some of you are not able to venture out. If either is the case, please collect your bags/wraps at home until events change. Bags/wraps can be compressed and stored inside another plastic bag.
https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-bags-and-wraps/find-drop-off-location/

For more information, please contact:

For more information, please contact: 

Recycle Nashville
www.Recycle.Nashville.gov
615.862.5000

Metropolitan Nashville Dept. of Public Works
Public Works Administration Building
750 South 5th Street
Nashville, TN 37206
615-862-5000

Davidson County Public Works
750 S 5th St, Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 862-8750

Glossary Links

Recycle Right Poster
https://www.nashville.gov/Portals/0/SiteContent/pw/docs/recycle/HowToRecycleRightNashville.pdf

Nashville Public Works
https://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Waste-and-Recycling/Recycling.aspx

E-Waste Recycling
https://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Waste-and-Recycling/Electronic-Waste-Recycling.aspx

Nashville Recycling Convenience Centers
https://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Waste-and-Recycling/Recycling/Convenience-Centers.aspx

Recycling for Businesses
https://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Waste-and-Recycling/Recycling/Business-Recycling.aspx

Nashville Recycling Drop Off Locations
https://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Waste-and-Recycling/Recycling/Recycling-Drop-off-Sites.aspx

New York City, NY

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

*NYC Recycling laws are across all five boroughs

*NYC lags, behind large cities in recycling with only 15% of residential trash being recycled

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Residents must separate recyclables into mixed paper or cardboard; and metal, glass plastic or cartons. Once separated, they need to be placed in clear plastic bags or recycling bins
  • NYC provides an organics collection program
  • All residents that receive DSNY (The city of NY Department of Sanitation)
  • All commercial businesses/commercial tenants are required by law to recycle
  • Recyclables must be separated as follows: metal, glass, plastic, paper, cardboard
  • It is never, under any circumstances, permitted for recyclable material to be collected in the same bag with garbage or be placed in the same compartment of a truck or container with garbage
  • Property owners must notify residents, at least annually about the recycling and waste management policies of the community. These policies must be compliant to NYC rules, and a copy of this must be available upon request by DSNY
  • Your business must post an official decal identifying all carters utilized.
  • If your business prefers to transport your own recyclables, registration must be obtained from the NYC Business Integrity Commission (BIC)

What We Can Recycle:

  • Mixed paper and cardboard 
    • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs
    • Receipts
    • Wrapping paper
    • Envelopes, including window envelopes
    • Softcover books (no hardcover books)
    • Cardboard boxes, including pizza boxes (first throw away the liner)
    • Egg cartons
    • Paper bags
    • Paper towel rolls
    • Paper cups
  • Metal, glass, plastic, and cartons
    • Soda cans, food cans, spray paint bottles
    • Plastic bottles, cups, and food containers
    • Plastic silverware
    • Plastic toys
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Milk, juice, other liquid cartons
    • Aluminum foil
    • Pots and pans
    • Wire or plastic hangers
    • Plastic hampers
    • Keys
    • Rigid plastic
    • Metal furniture (chairs, filing cabinets)

What We Can’t Recycle:

  • Food-contaminated paper
  • Hardcover books
  • Bubble wrap
  • Batteries
  • Plastic bags
  • Squeeze tubes and pouches (E.G., Capri Sun juice pouches)
  • Styrofoam
  • Pens and markers
  • Cables, wire and cords
  • Photographs
  • Tissues
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Tissue paper or waxed and plastic-coated paper (E.G., candy wrappers)

Organic Collection Program 

  • Vegetables and fruit 
  • Nuts
  • Cereal
  • Meat, fish, and bones
  • Pasta and rice
  • Baked goods
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Flour and grains
  • Paper towels
  • Brown paper bags
  • Coffee filters and tea bags
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Paper food boats and trays
  • Lawn and leaf waste
  • Yard waste
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden trimmings
  • Leaves

Do not include: 

  • Recyclable items
  • Hygiene or medical items
  • Pet waste
  • Plastic or foam containers
  • Plastic shopping bags or cleaning products

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • All commercial residences are required to recycle
  • Wherever there is a garbage bin, there should be a recycling bin
  • Color-code your recycling program
    • Provided by the city (Please check city’s glossary; Titled Recycling Materials Library)
  • Create and develop a plan for how waste will be collected and set out
    • This plan should comply with the following types of recycling collection
      • Source-separated collection
      • Co-collection
      • Single-stream collection
  • Make sure to separate your recyclables and place in clear bags separate from solid waste
  • Provide education to the residents:
    • Notify residents in writing what and how materials must be separated for recycling
    • Post maintains at least one sign in areas where garbage is collected and/or stored indicating what materials must be separated for recycling and how they shall be collected
    • Provide containers or another method of collecting recyclables in public area where these items are common
  • Additional metal, glass, and plastic recyclables may also be collected for recycling if the private contractor has included as a recyclable by written agreement
    • Related law to the above point: 1 6 RCNY §1-10(a)

Fines:

  • All recyclables if not recycled properly are subject to:
    • $100 (1st offense); $200 (2nd offense); $400 (3rd offense)
  • If you do not separate recyclables (I.E., If we do not offer separation to communities, they will be fined)
    • $100 (1st offense); $200 (2nd offense); $400 (3rd offense)

For more information, please contact: 

NYC Department of Sanitation Central Correspondence Unit 59 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor New York, NY 10038

If you cannot find the information you are looking for email the Commissioner- Department of Sanitation (Kathryn Garcia) https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/mail/dsny-email-the-commissioner.page

Glossary Links

Recycling Laws for Residents: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/resources/recycling-and-garbage-laws/recycling-laws-for-residents

Recycling Laws for Businesses: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/resources/recycling-and-garbage-laws/recycling-laws-for-business

Contact us Link: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/contact

Laws and Regulations for Businesses: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/services/recycling/businesses-laws-and-regulations

Recycling Materials Library (Flyers, Decals, guidelines, signage, etc.): These are provided in a plethora of languages from Spanish to Haitian Creole https://materials.bwprronline.org/home/150

North Hollywood, CA

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

This ordinance applies to the city of Los Angeles in its entirety, and was passed on July 2, 2012.  

AB 341 (Chesbro, Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011) requires that businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or are a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more must now arrange for recycling services. 

LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN) now provides solid resources collection services to  single-family, multi-family units (duplex to four-unit buildings), commercial and industrial businesses, institutions, and large multifamily buildings  with the new waste collection program, recycLA.   The four-bin collection system consists of blue bins (recyclables), green bins (tree and yard trimmings), black bins (residual waste) and brown bins (horse manure).

The new system divides the city into 11 zones, each of which will be served exclusively by one service provider for waste and recycling collection. The Franchise Service Provider (FSP) for North Hollywood is  Waste Management.  The new waste and recycling program  will also set uniform, regulated monthly rates for multi-family and commercial customers throughout Los Angeles. For information about the rate schedule and frequently asked questions about the program, visit www.recycla.com.

Ways communities can comply with the Multifamily Ordinance

  • Subscribe to Blue Bin recycling services with your recycLA service provider.  Waste Management is the provider for the North Hollywood area,  Zone F-SEV, RecycLA.
  • The standard container allowance for multi-family dwellings is one 60-gallon black container per dwelling unit for refuse; one 90 gallon green container for yard trimmings for the lot; one 90-gallon blue container for recyclables for every four units.  Some households have brown bins, by request, for horse manure. By placing material in the proper bins, you can prevent contamination that occurs when non-recyclable items are discarded in the BLUE bin and when anything other than yard trimmings are placed in the GREEN bin. Non-recyclable items such as paper or boxes with grease or food residue, treated wood and wood-products, cloth/fabric, and fats/oils/grease in sealed containers belong in your BLACK bin. 
  • Your recycLA service provider (FSP) will conduct a waste assessment of your property and work with you to determine your optimal level of service for the lowest possible cost. The waste assessment is a thorough walk-through of your property to determine current levels of service, opportunities for recycling, and right-sizing your bins, which means determining the appropriate bin size for your needs as well as selecting the appropriate frequency of service. Waste assessments are scheduled in advance, but if you cannot be reached to schedule, your recycLA service provider will attempt to conduct a waste assessment in your absence in order to optimize efficiency. You can request a waste assessment online.

What We Can Recycle: (To be placed in Blue Bins)

  • Paper
    All clean dry paper, including:
  • Computer paper
  • Ledger paper
  • Arts and craft paper
  • Unwanted mail
  • Flyers
  • Telephone books
  • Note cards
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • File folders
  • Paper bags
  • Post-it notes
  • Catalogs
  • All envelopes, including those with windows
  • Cardboard
    • All cardboard boxes and chipboard, including:
    • Cereal boxes
    • Tissue boxes
    • Dry food boxes
    • Frozen food boxes
    • Shoe boxes
    • Detergent boxes
    • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
    • Cardboard boxes (broken down and flattened)
  • Cartons
    • All refrigerated, shelf-stable, aseptic packaging, including:
    • Fruit juice boxes and cartons
    • Orange juice cartons
    • Milk cartons
    • Wine boxes
    • Soy milk, rice milk and almond milk boxes and cartons
    • Cereal boxes
    • Heavy cream cartons
    • Egg substitute car
  • Metals
    • All aluminum, tin, metal, and bi-metal cans, wiped out if possible, including:
    • Soda cans
    • Juice cans
    • Soup cans
    • Vegetables cans
    • Pet food cans
    • Pie tins
    • Clean aluminum foil
    • Empty paint and aerosol cans
    • Wire hangers
  • Glass
    • All glass bottles and jars, wiped out if possible, including:
    • Soda bottles
    • Wine bottles
    • Beer bottles
    • Spaghetti sauce jars
    • Pickle jars
    • Broken bottles
  • Plastics
    • All plastics numbers 1 through 7
    • Empty plastic containers, wiped out if possible, including:
    • Soda bottles
    • Juice bottles
    • Detergent containers
    • Bleach containers
    • Shampoo bottles
    • Lotion bottles
    • Mouthwash bottles
    • Dishwashing liquid bottles
    • Milk jugs
    • Tubs for margarine and yogurt
    • Plastic planters
    • Food and blister packaging
    • Rigid clamshell packaging
    • All clean plastic bags (grocery bags, dry cleaner bags, and film plastics)
    • All clean polystyrene products (plates, cups, containers, egg cartons, block packaging, and packing materials)
    • Plastic hangers
    • Non-electric plastic toys
    • Plastic swimming pools
    • Plastic laundry baskets
    • Car seats (cloth removed)

What We Can’t  Recycle: 

  • No paper spoiled by food waste
  • Broken glass (broken glass bottles can be included) 
  • Hazardous materials
  • Batteries, medical waste, pesticide, pool cleaner, and garden chemicals
  • Solvents/automotive/flammables/electronics can only be disposed at disposal centers or collection events  
  • Diapers
  • Electric cords 
  • Clothing/fabric
  • Appliances 
  • Mini blinds 
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Rubber tires 
  • Wood 
  • Garden hoses
  • Lawn furniture
  • Construction materials 
  • Asphalt or concrete

Hazardous Waste and E-waste  to include Solvents, Automotive, Flammable and Electronic  waste may be taken to S.A.F.E. Centers permanent location sites or mobile Collections Events located throughout the city of Los Angeles. 

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Make sure to have ongoing education and information for residents about what they can recycle and how they need to recycle 
  • Must separate recyclables accordingly

For more information, please contact:

www.recycLA.com
1149 South Broadway Street, Los Angeles 90015
1-800-773-2489
Staff are available 24 hours a day.

Glossary of Links

For more information on Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341)
https://www.lacitysan.org/san/faces/wcnav_externalId/s-lsh-wwd-s-r-mcrab?_adf.ctrl-state=qqi0xv8mk_409&_afrLoop=10850219351703794#!

RecycLA Provider Area Map Tool
https://www.lacitysan.org/san/faces/home/portal/s-lsh-wwd/s-lsh-wwd-s/s-lsh-wwd-s-zwlaf/s-lsh-wwd-s-zwlaf-yp/s-lsh-wwd-s-zwlaf-yp-sm?_adf.ctrl-state=9ll6wj2vq_399&_afrLoop=11099319459889174#!

Request Assessment with REcycLA
https://www.lacitysan.org/san/faces/wcnav_externalId/s-lsh-wwd-s-zwlaf-yp?_adf.ctrl-state=9ll6wj2vq_559&utm_source=CD2+News+Vol.+8%252C+Issue+29&utm_campaign=NL+8.4.17&utm_medium=email&_afrLoop=11101353947876439#!

What Goes In Each Bin?
https://www.lacitysan.org/san/faces/home?_afrLoop=10853074910826465&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=null&_adf.ctrl-state=qqi0xv8mk_1150#!%40%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D10853074910826465%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dqqi0xv8mk_1154

For More Information on Accepted Items-Safe Center Locations
https://www.lacitysan.org/san/faces/wcnav_externalId/s-lsh-wwd-s-c-hw-safemc?_adf.ctrl-state=9exqrzgzc_1&_afrLoop=11372093330765515&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=null#!%40%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D11372093330765515%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D9exqrzgzc_5

Hazardous Waste, S.A.F.E. Collection Center Flyer
https://www.lacitysan.org/cs/groups/public/documents/document/y250/mdew/~edisp/cnt010031.pdf

Mobile Waste Collection Events Page
https://www.lacitysan.org/cs/groups/public/documents/document/y250/mdew/~edisp/cnt010031.pdf

Oakland, CA

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

*Mandatory recycling has been in effect since July 1, 2012, for multifamily communities with 5 or more units as well as businesses and institutions with 4 or more cubic yards of garbage service

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Provide containers and service of enough size and frequency for recyclable materials at the same or an equally convenient location as garbage
  • Provide containers and service that are sufficient in size and frequency for organics (food scraps and compostable paper) at the same or an equally convenient location as garbage
  • Provide annual information to employees, residents, and contractors describing how to properly use to recycling, garbage, and organics containers, as well as no later than 14 days after move-in and no less than 14 days prior to move-out
  • Recycling collection is available to multifamily buildings at no additional cost (provided by California Waste Solutions)
    • Free onsite waste and recycling assessments are available upon request
  • The city also offers bulk pick up
  • The city provides free multifamily toolkits upon request (including resident door hangers, posters, in-unit collection caddies)

What We Can Recycle:

  • Empty glass
    • Aluminum
    • Metal
    • Plastic containers
    • Beverage
    • Soup boxes
    • Clean paper
  • Cardboard

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Food scraps
  • Hazardous items
    • Polystyrene
    • Foam packaging
    • Paint
    • Light bulbs
      • Contamination charges may apply if the wrong material is found in the wrong container

Compost

  • Food scraps
  • Food soiled paper
  • Plant debris

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Provide recycling container, garbage, and organics (they must all be in the same vicinity or equally convenient for residents)
  • Provide annual education to residents, contractors, and employees (overseen by managers)
  • Property managers must provide this educational information no later than 14 days after move-in and no less than 14 days prior to move-out

For more information, please contact: 

Garbage & Organics Service Provider Information: Waste Management of Alameda County www.oaklandrecycles.com Phone: (510) 613-8710

Multifamily Recycling Service Provider: California Waste Solutions www.calwaste.com Phone: (510) 625-5263

City Information: City of Oakland www.oaklandrecycles.com Phone: (510) 238-SAVE (7283)

Glossary Links

Compliance Requirements: http://www.recyclingrulesac.org/city/city-of-oakland/

http://www.recyclingrulesac.org/multi-family-property-owners-managers-overview/

http://www.recyclingrulesac.org/multi-family-building-residents/

City Ordinance Overview: http://www.recyclingrulesac.org/ordinance-overview/

Free Tools and Resources: https://www.oaklandrecycles.com/multifamily-free-tools-resources/

Bulk Pick Up services: https://www.oaklandrecycles.com/bulky-pickup-services/

Recycling made easy (Compost Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m7G7xDp228

What Can I recycle, compost, or throw away?: https://www.oaklandrecycles.com/apartments-condos/

Orlando, FL

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

*The City of Orlando is aiming to “divert waste to the landfill to zero” by 2040

*All new residential and commercial construction projects will have to submit a recycling plan by Oct.1 to receive a certificate of occupancy

*Large multifamily residential buildings of at least 250 units and commercial buildings of at least 200,000 square feet must offer recycling by April 1, 2020

*Residences of 74 units or more and commercial buildings of 100,000-199,999 square feet must comply by April 21, 2021

*Small residences of 4-74 units and all commercial buildings must comply by April 1, 2023

*Multifamily: 4 or more units under one roof. Single-family, duplex, and triplex don’t apply to the mandatory program and are still covered by a successful residential recycling program

*Currently, Orlando does not require multifamily communities to recycle

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Building owners must provide a recycling container, arrange for recyclable material collection, and maintain and submit verification records
  • No refuse or recycling containers shall be located within any required front or street side yard setback
    • No such containers should be in any required parking space or vehicular area, or any required buffer yard or landscaping area
  • Service access – must provide fifty feet of clear backup space “as measured perpendicular from the screen area shall be provided from the face of the refuse and recycling containers’ screening, unless otherwise approved by the Solid Waste Bureau Chief
    • “No encroachment into this area by parking spaces, non-driveway sidewalks, or landscape areas shall be allowed
  • Recycling can be done through a private contractor, or the city can provide recycling services if the community chooses to do so

What We Can Recycle:

  •  Plastic
    • Bottles and containers labeled #1-#5 (lids or caps can stay on)
    • Plastic cup lid
    • Detergent bottle
    • Egg carton
    • Milk jug
    • Soda bottle
    • Single-serve food container
    • Sauce bottle
    • Plastic take-out container
    • Tubs
    • Cup (plastic)
    • Liquor container
    • Plastic ‘clam shell’ container
    • Beverage bottle
    • Soap bottle
  • Glass
    • Bottles and jars (remove lids or caps)
    • Wine bottle
    • Liquor container
    • Beer bottle
  • Metal
    • Tin, aluminum, steel, and empty aerosol cans
    • Beer can
    • Beverage can (empty)
    • Food can (no residue)
  • Cardboard
    • Must be flattened
    • Soup box
    • Aseptic carton
    • Boxboard
    • Cardboard can
    • Coffee cup tray
    • Corrugated cardboard
    • Juice box
    • Pizza box (empty, no food residue)
    • Cardboard tube from wrapping paper
    • Big boxes
  • Paper
    • Newspapers, junk mail, sheets of paper and drink cartons
    • Wrapping paper (paper only)
    • Toilet paper roll
    • Paper towel roll
    • Envelope
    • Phone book
    • Magazine
    • Standard greeting cards, gift boxes (no glitter or photos)
    • Flyers

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam cups and containers
  • Aluminum food pans
  • Keep wet materials and liquids out of the bin

*Plastic bags harm recycling machinery; you must empty the recycling directly into the cart

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Large communities – multifamily developments of more than 250 and commercial buildings over 200,000 sq. ft. would have to submit and implement a recycling plan within 12 months of the ordinance effective date
  • Medium communities – multifamily developments with 15-249 units and commercial buildings 100,000-199,999 would have to submit and implement a recycling plan within 24 months of the ordinance effective date
  • All other communities would have to submit and implement a recycling plan within 48 months of the ordinance effective date

For more information, please contact: 

Solid Waste Division 1028 Woods Avenue Orlando, FL 32805 Phone: 407.246.2314 Email: swcustomersvc@orlando.gov

Glossary Links

Mandatory Commercial and Multifamily Recycling:
https://d12v9rtnomnebu.cloudfront.net/diveimages/OrlandoOrdinance2019-9.pdf

Ordinance Link:
https://d12v9rtnomnebu.cloudfront.net/diveimages/OrlandoOrdinance2019-08.pdf

Multifamily & Commercial Recycling:
https://www.orlando.gov/Initiatives/Multifamily-Commercial-Recycling

What goes where:
https://www.orlando.gov/Trash-Recycling/What-Goes-Where

FAQ:
https://www.orlando.gov/Initiatives/Weekly-Recycling-and-Garbage-Collection-Program

https://www.orlando.gov/Trash-Recycling/What-Goes-Where#!rc-page=231722

Phoenix, AZ

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • The City of Phoenix provides eco-stations to residents who live in communities that do not offer recycling services
  • Condo or townhouse (each unit must be defined as a condo or townhouse by the County Assessor’s office) are eligible for city hauling services
  • The city provides Christmas tree recycling (please refer to glossary links)
  • The city provides large home appliance pick-up and recycling

What We Can Recycle:

*Place these items in your blue recycling bins

Do not bag recyclables; keep all recyclables loose

  • Cardboard
    • Please breakdown boxes
      • Anything less than 2.5” in diameter cannot be recycled
  • Paper (If you can rip the paper you can recycle it)
    • Cereal boxes (remove plastic liner)
    • Office paper, junk mail, sticky notes, magazines
    • Clean pizza boxes
      • Must be free of food, grease, and liquids
    • Newspaper
    • Egg cartons (paper or plastic, no foam)
    • Empty paper milk cartons
    • Empty soup and juice boxes (aseptic containers)
    • Envelopes (windows are ok)
    • Packing or craft paper
    • Paper bags
    • Shredded paper (place in a clear plastic bag)
    • Wrapping paper (non-metallic)
  • Food boxes
  • Mail
  • Beverage cans
  • Food cans
  • Glass bottles
    • Bottles and jars only (lid off)
  • Jars (glass and plastic)
  • Plastic bottles with a cap on
    • Hard plastic (no foam)
    • Coffee cup lids
    • Cups, jars, and jugs
    • Tubs, lids, clamshells, containers
  • Metal
    • Aluminum cans
    • Aluminum foil or trays (clean off all food; ball foil into softball size)
    • Steel and tin cans

What We Can’t Recycle: 

*Do not place these in your recycling bins:

  • Plastic bags, other soft plastics, and wraps
  • Take to the grocery store to be recycled
  • Electronics
  • Bring it to the next household hazardous waste and electronics event
  • Return to a local electronics store
  • Textiles and clothing
  • Donate to resale stores
  • Paper towels, napkins or tissues (these are considered composting materials)
  • Polystyrene or foam
  • Food scraps and yard waste (consider composting)
  • Batteries (return to local electronics or hardware store)
  • Light bulbs (return to local hardware store)
  • Large scrap metal or car parts (take to local scrap yard)
  • Compostable bags
  • Pre-washed salad, mix bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Candy wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • Six-pack rings

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • When in doubt use the Zero Waste Assistance search engine below 
  • https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworks/residential-recycling
  • Zero Waste education is available for residents
  • https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworks/zero-waste
  • The city of Phoenix offers soft plastic recycling (separately)
  • Accepted Soft Materials
  • Grocery and retail bags
    • Air pillows
    • Case wrap
    • Dry cleaning bags
    • Newspaper bags
    • Bread bags
    • Produce bags
    • Plastic cereal box liners
    • Zip-top food storage bags
    • Plastic wrap packaging
    • Not Accepted
      • Compostable bags
      • Pre-washed salad, mix bags
      • Frozen food bags
      • Candy wrappers
      • Chip bags
      • Six-pack rings
  • Usually done through drop-off locations (retail stores) 
  • AJ’s
  • Albertsons
    • Bashas’
    • Best Buy
    • Fry’s
    • Food City
    • IGA Family of Stores
    • Kohl’s
    • Los Altos Ranch Markets
    • Safeway
    • Sprouts Farmers Market
    • Target
    • Walmart

https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworks/softplastic

For more information, please contact: 

Phoenix recycling 602-262-6251 phoenix.gov/recycle

For further question concerning soft plastic recycling, please contact: Public Works Department 602-262-6251 cityservicesbill@phoenix.gov

Glossary Links

Multifamily Recycling Guide:
https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworkssite/Documents/Multi-Family%20Recycling%20Guide.pdf#search=recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling:
https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworks/recycling/christmas-tree-recycling

City-provided recycling flyers:
https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworkssite/Documents/WEB_Zero%20Waste%20Recycling%20List%208-18.pdf#search=recycling

https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworkssite/Documents/Zero%20Waste%20Recycling%20List%206-18%20(2)_ES.pdf

https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworkssite/Documents/10%20In%20The%20Bin%20Flyer-E-S%20FINAL.pdf

Common Recycling Myths:
https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworkssite/Documents/Recycling%20Myths.pdf#search=recycling

What to place in your recycling container?:
https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworks/residential-recycling

Phoenix Appliance Recycling
https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworks/recycling/appliance-recycling

Portland, OR

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What we can’t recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact us
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance

*This was made effective August 1st, 2015

  • The single-use plastic bag is banned
  • Polystyrene foam containers are banned
  • All Portland businesses are required to recycle paper, plastic bottles, metal cans, and glass bottles and jars
  • Containers are not allowed to be stored on the sidewalk or streets
  • Communities will be required to provide enough space for onsite collection and storage of garbage and recycling
  • Communities must provide a recycling system that is convenient to tenants for all materials that can be recycled in Portland
  • They have two sorting systems, where glass is collected in one container, and all other recyclables are collected in another container
  • All communities shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure the provision of central collection containers for a two-sort system
  • It is not feasible to provide a central collection system for recyclable materials at any multifamily communities
  • The community owner must provide at least two bins to each unit; they must label each bin to identify the unit it belongs to and must ensure the bins are replaced if lost or damaged
  • Please refer to the minimum storage table below

What We Can Recycle:

Mixed Recycling (Paper, Plastic, Metal)

  • Paper
    • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phones books, flattened cardboard boxes, scrap paper, junk mail, cartons (milk, juice, soup)
    • Shredded paper must be in a paper bag
  • Plastic
    • Bottles with a neck and tubs (6 oz or larger)
    • Plant pots (4 inches or larger)
    • Buckets (5 gallons or smaller)
    • Discard lids
  • Metal
    • Aluminum
    • Tin and steel food cans
    • Empty dry metal paint cans
    • Empty aerosol cans
    • Aluminum foil
    • Scrap metal (smaller than 30 inches and less than 30 pounds)
  • Glass Only Recycling
    • Glass bottles and jars only
      • Mix all colors
      • Rinse
      • Labels are okay to include
      • Separate from other recyclables.

What we can’t recycle:

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic lids
  • Diapers
  • Freezer boxes
  • Coffee cups
  • Pesticide or herbicide bottles
  • Propane cylinders
  • Household garbage
  • Light bulbs
  • Drinking glasses
  • Flower vases
  • Ceramics
  • Broken glass

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Separate recyclable materials from mixed waste and set out these materials for recycling collection
  • Must separate all paper and containers from mixed waste and set out for recycling collection
  • All residents in buildings where garbage collection is provided as part of the rental or lease agreement shall use the collection system for recyclables and compostable made available by the community owner or manager
  • Communities that separate glass for recycling collection must keep it separate from all recyclable paper
  • All communities shall recycle all paper and containers
  • They shall separate all food scraps from mixed waste and set out for collection
  • Correctly label all interior and all exterior recycling and composting containers and provide accurate signs and instructions that identify the materials that the community must recycle

For further information, please contact:

Portland’s Garbage and Recycling Hotline 503-823-7202 wasteinfo@portlandoregon.gov

Glossary Links

Portland’s Rules and Regulations:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/41472

Business and Multifamily community recycling requirements:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/294930

Guide to Garbage and Recycling:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/index.cfm?cce_67473_print=1&c=67473

Oregon’s Recycling Laws:
https://www.oregon.gov/deq/recycling/Pages/Oregon’s-Recycling-Laws.aspx

Composting and Recycling Events:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/43211

Raleigh, NC

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What we can’t recycle
  4. Contact us
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • The City of Raleigh encourages loose recycling, never in plastic bags
  • The city implemented a new multifamily recycling program in 2018
    • This includes replacing all the igloos and roll-out carts currently used with recycling cabinets or 8-yard dumpsters
  • Cabinets will be installed in communities that don’t have space for dumpsters
  • Community managers will receive free educational cards and posters to share with their residents (from the City of Raleigh). They also offer email newsletters exclusively for managers and can provide fun activities for food truck nights and other community events
    • There are no additional fees for the new and improved service
  • If there are no recycling facilities at a community, the city encourages the managers to contact the environmental coordinator (Bianca Howard: Bianca.Howard@raleighnc.gov)
    • Communities must be within city limits

What We Can Recycle:

  • Bottles
    • Rinse and screw caps back on
  • Metal cans
    • Lightly rinse and place lids inside the can for safety
  • Clamshells
    • Rinsed – clear containers are marked “1,” or “PETE” is commonly used for berries or baked goods
  • Tubs
    • Rinsed and discard lids – round and flexible, tubs are commonly used to hold margarine, yogurt, and sour cream
  • Corrugated cardboard
    • Remove all packing material, flatten completely, and reduce to pieces no larger than 3×3 in size
  • Pizza boxes
    • Remove all food and paper liners
  • Paper
    • Remove paper clips; staples are ok.
  • Acceptable paper includes junk mail, envelopes (including window envelopes), copy and fax paper
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and paperback books
    • Remove from plastic bags or sleeves
  • Shredded paper
    • Place shredded paper inside a brown paper bag (not plastic), staple it closed and mark “shredded paper”
  • Paperboard boxes and tubes
    • Remove any linings (like cereal boxes) or attached paper (tubes) and flatten boxes
  • Spiral paper cans
    • Commonly used for nuts, refrigerated dough, and potato chips (no special attention needed)
  • Aseptic boxes
    • Remove any straw and flatten box (sometimes called juice boxes, they are also used for wine, milk, and soup)
  • Gable tops cartons
    • Lightly rinse, remove and discard caps (cartons commonly hold milk, juice, or laundry detergent)
  • Aluminum foil and food trays
    • Remove all food residue (foil with food residue must go in the trash)
  • Cooking oil

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Foam
  • Plastic bags
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Furniture

For more information, please contact: 

Environmental Coordinator Bianca Howard Bianca.Howard@raleighnc.gov

Glossary Links

The City of Raleigh Recycling Page:
https://raleighnc.gov/recycling

Drop off options for Residents:
http://www.wakegov.com/recycling/recycle/Pages/residentrecycling.aspx

San Antonio, TX

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What we can’t recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact us
  6. Glossary Links

*On December 9th, 2010 City Council passed an ordinance that requires multifamily properties, such as apartments and condominiums, to provide recycling services for their residents

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Property owners are required to fill out and submit a recycling plan to the city 
  • https://www.sanantonio.gov/swmd/Recycling/MultiFamily-Recycling
  • Property owners are required to complete and submit this form when any changes are made
  • The city provides property owners with a list of recycling contractors which you can view below
  • https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/SWMD/MultiFamily/2014%20List%20of%20Recyling%20Contractors_02-2014.pdf
  • Property owners/managers must provide a solid waste staff with a site map of their community, or their plan will not be complete for submission
  • Before offering recycling services, property owners/managers must file out the recycling plan registration form and prepare a site map for approval
  • City staff will contact the property owner/managers to schedule a meeting with the community to discuss their recycling plan, contractor collector of recyclable must be present
  • We (Valet Living) oversee providing communities with recycling containers
  • Recycling containers must be placed as close as possible to garbage containers for convenience purposes
  • The collection of waste must mimic recycling collection; i.e., if we offer door to door waste collection, we are required to provide door to door recycling services
  • Recycling collection containers must be serviced frequently to avoid the overflowing of containers
  • Signage should indicate that containers are for recyclable materials only and list the types of materials accepted
  • Must ensure that residents are educated about the recycling service available and must provide educational material to new and existing occupants upon move-in
  • Required to inform residents of any change to their recycling collection service

What We Can Recycle:

  • Paper
    • Ad circulars
    • Catalogs
    • Carbonless paper
    • Cardboard (flattened)
    • Dry good package (remove liner)
    • Envelopes
    • File folders
    • Gift wrap (non-metallic
    • Junk mail
    • Magazines
    • Newspaper
    • Office paper
    • Paperback books
    • Paper bags
    • Paper milk and juice cartons
    • Paper towel/toilet paper cores
    • Phone books
  • Plastics
    • Bottles
    • Bowls
    • Cups
    • Food trays and tubs
    • Jars
    • Lotion and shampoo bottles
    • Meat tray
    • Plastic bags (clean, empty, bundled inside another bag)
    • Styrofoam food containers (take-out trays and cups)
  • Glass
    • Bottles – all colors (beverage bottles)
    • Jars – all colors (jelly or condiment jar)
  • Metals
    • Aluminum drink cans
    • Aluminum baking tins
    • Steel or tin food cans and lids
    • Empty aerosol cans (remove the nozzle and discard in the trash)

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Household trash
  • Aluminum foil
  • Appliances
  • Auto glass
  • Clothes
  • Clothes hangers
  • Computer cords
  • Diapers
  • Dead animals
  • Garden hoses
  • Hardcover books
  • Light bulbs
  • Toys
  • Plastic containers with hazardous materials
  • Shredded paper
  • Styrofoam packing or “peanuts”
  • Trash bags
  • Waxed paper and waxed food containers
  • Yard trimmings

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Provide educational materials to residents and make sure to inform them if there are any changes to their recycling collection
  • Signage should indicate which containers are for recycling and the recycling materials accepted
  • Place recycling containers near garbage containers
  • Fill and submit the recycling collector registration form for private haulers

For more information, please contact: 

Multifamily recycling hotline at 210.207.6460

Solid Waste Management Department Attn: Multifamily 4335 W. Piedras Dr. San Antonio, TX 78228

Glossary Link

Multifamily recycling guidelines for Property owners and managers:
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/swmd/MultiFamily/MF-Guidebook.pdf

Steps and Guidelines for Multifamily Property Residents:
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/swmd/MultiFamily/Checklist-Tenant.pdf

Multifamily Recycling- Private Hauler registration:
https://www.sanantonio.gov/eforms/swmd/SWMD-MultiFamilyRecyclingCollector.pdf

Bilingual Recycling flyer:
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/SWMD/MultiFamily/Multifamily-Recycling-Flyer.pdf?ver=2019-04-19-094915-880

Multifamily Ordinance:
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/swmd/MultiFamily/MF-Ordinance.pdf

Steps and guidelines for multifamily property owners or managers:
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/swmd/MultiFamily/Checklist-PropertyOwner-Manager.pdf

What can we recycle?:
https://www.sanantonio.gov/swmd/Recycling/Materials#167351790-not-accepted

San Diego, CA

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What we can’t recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact us
  6. Glossary Links

*Mandatory recycling requirements took effect July 1, 2012

*The state of California has an Assembly Bill 939 (AB939)

  • This was passed in 1989 as a response to an increasing shortage of landfill capacity throughout California (and the nation) and an upsurge in interest in conserving California’s natural resources.
  • It requires all cities and counties in the state to reach a 50% waste reduction goal by the year 2000 and beyond

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Communities generating four or more cubic yards of trash per week (lowered from “more than six cubic yards”) are required to recycle per the city’s recycling ordinance (which you can find in the link glossary)
  • Communities with five or more units must recycle
  • All communities must recycle plastic and glass bottles and jars, paper, newspaper, metal containers, and cardboard
  • Residents serviced by a private hauler are encouraged to recycle the additional plastic items below
    • Clean food waste containers
    • Jugs
    • Tubs
    • Trays
    • Pots
    • Buckets
    • Toys
  • Abide by the city’s minimum required recyclable container volume rations
  • Recycling containers are to be equipped with close-fitting lids, are leak-proof, and rodent proof
  • Containers must be placed in a convenient location
    • Adjacent to each solid waste container or disposal areal or
    • As close as possible to each solid waste container or disposal area
  • Recycling containers shall display a list and/or picture of the recyclable materials that may be deposited into the recycling container

What We Can Recycle:

*Materials below must be recycled

  • Plastic bottles and jars
    • Recycle plastic bottles, jugs, and jars marked with and all beverage containers labeled “CA Redemption Value” or “CA Cash Refund” including:
  • Food and beverage containers
    • Milk
    • Water and juice jugs
    • Soda bottles or cans
    • Salad dressing
    • Cooking oils
    • Shampoo bottles, etc.
    • Jars and canisters
      • Peanut butter and mayonnaise jars
      • Aspirin bottles, etc.
    • Cleaning products and detergents
      • Empty bottles of bleach
      • Detergent
      • Soap
      • Drain cleaner
  • Cans
    • Recycle aluminum cans and steel cans- including clean & dry cans
    • Food and pet food cans
    • Empty aerosol cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
    • Recycle all food and beverage containers- clear and colored glass (no need to remove labels or tops)
  • Mixed paper
    • Recycle all clean and dry paper, including:
    • Writing paper (all colors)
    • Computer paper
    • Xerox paper
    • “No carbon required” NCR forms
    • Catalogs
    • Brochures
    • Magazines
    • Junk mail
    • Phone books
    • Newspaper
    • Post-it types notes
    • Shredded paper (place in a separate paper or clear plastic bag)
  • Cardboard and food packaging
    • Flatten or cut boxes
    • Cereal boxes and other clean food packaging including cake boxes
    • Flour bags
    • Frozen dinner boxes
    • Paper egg cartons
    • Paper grocery bags
    • Shoe boxes
    • Paper gift wrap
    • Calendars
    • Core tubes from paper and toilet rolls
    • Soda/beer 12 pack carrying boxes
    • Pizza boxes (if clean)
  • Aluminum foil
    • Clean aluminum foil with no residue or food or oil

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Pet waste
  • Plastic utensils and straws
  • Plastic wrap
  • Napkins, paper towels, and tissue
  • Glassware
  • Snack bags and wrappers
  • Compostable products
  • Diapers
  • Food scraps
  • Plastic bags and Styrofoam peanuts
    • Return to retailer
  • Small appliances, clothing, textile, toys, sporting goods and more
    • Donate these items
  • Shrub and tree trimmings; leaves, grass clippings, food scraps
    • Take yard waste to Miramar Greenery (5180 Convoy Street)

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Communities generating four or more cubic yards of trash per week must offer recycling
  • Must offer recycling for plastic and glass bottles, jars, paper, newspaper, metal containers and cardboard
  • Containers must have close-fitting lids, leak-proof, and rodent-proof

For more information, please contact: 

Environmental Services at 858-694-7000 or email trash@sandiego.gov

Contact 858-694-7000 for disposal options of household hazardous waste such as:

  • Toxic products
  • Electronic waste
  • Paint
  • Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Motor oil
  • Needles and syringes
  • Propane helium tanks

Glossary Links

Recycling programs:
https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling

Recycling requirements:
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/updated_recycling_requirements_effective_7-1-12_0.pdf

Recycling containers and signage guidelines:
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/guidelines_for_recycling_containers_and_signage.pdf

Types of recycling containers for units and common areas:
https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/ro/residential/containers

Educational Toolkit:
https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/ro/toolkit

What goes where? Flyer:
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/what-goes-where.pdf

Residential Recycling Guidelines:
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/environmental-services/pdf/recycling/recycguide.pdf

San Francisco, CA

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What we can’t recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact us
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Communities must provide color-coded containers for residents, staff and contractors to ensure separation of discards 
  • Residents can choose to compost at home and take recyclables to appropriate recycling centers
  • Participate by putting recyclables in the blue bin and compost in the green bin
  • All multifamily units must abide by this ordinance

What We Can Recycle: 

  • Paper
    • All clean, dry paper, including:
    • Computer paper
    • Ledger paper
    • Arts and craft paper
    • Unwanted mail
    • Flyers
    • Telephone books
    • Notecards
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • File folders
    • Paper bags
    • Post-it notes
    • Catalogs
    • All envelopes, including those with windows
  • Cardboard 
    • All cardboard boxes and chipboard, including:
    • Cereal boxes
    • Tissue boxes
    • Dry food boxes
    • Frozen food boxes
    • Shoe boxes
    • Detergent boxes
    • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
    • Cardboard boxes (broken down and flattened)
    • Cartons — All refrigerated, shelf-stable, aseptic packaging, including:
      • Fruit juice boxes and cartons
      • Orange juice cartons
      • Milk cartons
      • Wine boxes
      • Soy milk, rice milk, and almond milk boxes and cartons
      • Cereal boxes
      • Heavy cream cartons
      • Egg substitute cartons
  • Metals
    • All aluminum, tin, metal and bi-metal cans wiped out if possible, including:
    • Soda cans
    • Juice cans
    • Soup cans
    • Vegetable cans
    • Pet food cans
    • Pie tins
    • Clean aluminum foil
    • Empty paint and aerosol cans
    • Wire hangers
  • Glass
    • All glass bottles and jars, wiped out if possible, including:
    • Soda bottles
    • Wine bottles
    • Beer bottles
    • Spaghetti sauce jars
    • Pickle jars
    • Broken bottles
  • Plastic
    • All plastics numbers 1 through 7
    • Empty plastic containers, wiped out if possible, including:
      • Soda bottles
      • Juice bottles
      • Detergent containers
      • Bleach containers
      • Shampoo bottles
      • Lotion bottles
      • Mouthwash bottles
      • Dishwashing liquid bottles
      • Milk jugs
      • Tubs for margarine and yogurt
      • Plastic planters
      • Food and blister packaging
      • Rigid clamshell packaging
    • All clean plastic bags (grocery bags, dry cleaner bags, and film plastics)
    • All clean polystyrene products (plates, cups, containers, egg cartons, block packaging, and packing materials)
    • Plastic hangers
    • Non-electric plastic toys
    • Plastic swimming pools
    • Plastic laundry baskets
    • Car seats (cloth removed)

What we can’t recycle: 

  • No paper spoiled by food waste
  • Broken glass (broken glass bottles can be included)
  • Hazardous materials
  • Batteries, medical waste, pesticide, pool cleaner, and garden chemicals
  • Solvents/automotive/flammables/electronics can only be disposed at disposal centers or collection events
  • Diapers
  • Electric cords
  • Clothing/fabric
  • Appliances
  • Mini blinds
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Rubber tires
  • Wood
  • Garden hoses
  • Lawn furniture
  • Construction materials
  • Asphalt or concrete

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Everyone in San Francisco is required to keep their recyclables, compostable, and trash separate
  • Communities must comply by self-hauling, subscribing to a hauler, or arranging pickup of recyclable materials
  • Containers must be separated as follows: trash, compost and recyclables (they must be color-coded)

For more information, please contact: 

San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment)

1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103

Email: environment@sfgov.org Phone: (415) 355-3700

Glossary Links

Recycling Ordinance PDF:
https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/policy/sfe_zw_sf_mandatory_recycling_composting_ord_100-09.pdf

San Francisco Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance PDF:
https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_mandatory_factsheet.pdf

Scottsdale, AZ

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

Scottsdale’s Solid Waste Services provides a full range of trash and recycling collection services for businesses, contractors and multi-family residential developments in Scottsdale. 

Commercial recycling services are available at an extra fee to businesses and multifamily residential complexes that contract with the city for trash collection service.

Our commercial recycling program accepts the same recyclables accepted through our residential program.

For direct commercial customer service billing inquiries call 480-312-5609, Commercial Services Representative: 480-244-5849

What We Can Recycle:

  • Aluminum – Beverage Cans and Clean Aluminum Foil
  • Aseptic Boxes – Milk, Juice and Ice Cream Containers
  • Cardboard Chipboard
  • Corrugated Cardboard Boxes – Dry Food Boxes such as cereal, cake mix and cracker containers (please remove liner) shoe boxes, pizza boxes, empty paper towel and toilet tissue tubes
  • Glass Food and Beverage Containers (clear, green or amber)
  • Magazines – All Magazines and Telephone Books
  • Metal Cans – Food and beverage cans only.
  • Newspaper Newspaper and All Inserts
  • Paper – Computer and Writing Paper, Junk Mail, Brown Paper Grocery Bags, File Folders. (Shredded paper can be contained in a transparent plastic bag to prevent spillage).

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Newspaper – Bags or Rubber Bands
  • Paper – No Facial or Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels, Paper Plates, Napkins, Diapers, Pet Food Bags
  • Aluminum – No Folding Chair Frames
  • Aseptic Boxes – No Foil Juice Bags
  • Cardboard/Chipboard – No Packing Material, Bar of Soap or Detergent Boxes,Wax
  • Glass – No Light Bulbs, WIndow Glass, Mirror Glass, Ceramics or Pottery
  • Magazines & Books – No Hardbound Books
  • Metals – No other metals, paint cans or toxic materials
  • Plastics – No Motor oil, Pool Chemical Containers, or Styrofoam

The City of Scottsdale offers a  Recycle Right Wizard, this “Know Before You Throw” link offers a search bar to determine where to recycle, compost or dispose of common household items. Type the name of a waste material, and we’ll tell you where it goes for recycling, composting or disposal.

For more information, please contact:

City of Scottsdale – Solid Waste
9191 E. San Salvador Dr.Scottsdale, AZ 85258
P: 480-312-5600
F: 480-312-8115
For direct commercial customer service billing inquiries call 480-312-5609
Commercial Services Representative: 480-244-5849

Glossary Links

Solid Waste Commercial Services
https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/solid-waste/commercial-services

List of Accepted Recyclables
https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Assets/ScottsdaleAZ/Solid+Waste/accepted-recyclables-list.pdf

Recycle Wizard Link
https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/solid-waste/accepted-recyclables-list

Seattle, WA

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What we can’t recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact us
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Communities are required to provide a compost collection service, but residents are not required to use it 
  • Food and food waste are banned in the trash (this will start July 1, 2019)
  • Communities with too much food waste in the trash will get up to two warning notices, followed by a $50 fine

What We Can Recycle: 

  • Clean paper (including plastic-coated paper)
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal cans
  • Scrap metal (less than 2 feet x 2 feet x 2 feet)
  • All recyclables should be empty, clean and dry (no food or liquids are permitted in the recycling cart)
  • Clean plastics
    • Lids (3 inches or wider), empty plastic bottles, with a cap on
    • Rigid plastic containers

Food & Compost 

  • All Food Waste
  • Food-Soiled paper (without shiny coating)
  • Approved compostable packaging &Bags (beige foam trays are okay)
  • Yard Waste, Plants, Untreated wood (less than 4 feet long and 4 inches thick)

What we can’t recycle: 

  • Clothing
  • Local community organization can help residents keep reusable or recyclable textile out of the garbage (Please refer to PDF link below for collection boxes)
  • https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SPU/Services/Recycling/Collectionboxes.pdf
  • Produce stickers
  • Diapers
  • Bagged pet waste
  • Food-soiled foil
  • Bagged packing peanuts
  • Lids, caps, and tops less than 3 inches
  • Broken glass
  • Light bulbs
  • CDs
  • Foam trays & containers
  • Single plastic bags
  • Plastic utensils
  • Empty toxic containers
  • Bag of chips
  • Candy wrapper

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Communities will separate disposal contracts from collection and processing contracts 
  • There should be no food or food waste in trash cans; they will need to be composted
  • Communities are responsible for educating residents on what is recyclable, what can be composted, and what is proper trash

For further information, please contact:

Email: envirostars@seattle.gov Phone: (206) 343-8505

Glossary Links

Seattle where does it go flyer (Several Language options):
https://www.seattle.gov/utilities/services/recycling/recycle-at-home/where-does-it-go—flyer

Seattle Regulations:
http://www.seattle.gov/utilities/businesses-and-key-accounts/green-your-business/contact-us

Smyrna, TN

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

The Town of Smyrna does not provide trash or recycling services. Trash removal and Recycling services are available from a number of private companies. Top providers from the area include:
Waste Management: https://www.wm.com/us/en/location/tn/smyrna
Republic Services:https://www.republicservices.com/locations/tennessee/smyrna
List of Private Hauler Providers for the Town of Smyrna.

Rutherford County Offers 17 Recycling and Drop Off Center Locations, Directions and Information provided on the following link: https://rcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=5a74fefd558e4a80911ab8a42df70ff8

What We Can Recycle:

(At All Rutherford County Recycling and Drop Off Center unless otherwise noted)

  • Aluminum – Beverage Containers
  • Cardboard – Clean & Dry
  • Plastic – Beverage Containers, Detergent Bottles
  • Clear & Colored Glass – Clear Beverage Containers, food jars, liquid wine or liquor bottles
  • Mixed Paper- Newspapers, Magazines, Brown Paper Bags, Printer Paper
    Metal- Tin cans, Lids, Copper/Steel , Aluminum

What We Can’t Recycle: 

(At All Rutherford County Recycling and Drop Off Center unless otherwise noted)

  • Aluminum – Food Contaminated Aluminum
  • Cardboard – Wax coated, Food or liquid contaminate cardboard 
  • Plastic – Food Containers, Medicine Bottles, Plastic Bags, Styrofoam, Dry Cleaning Bags, Food & Candy Wrappers, Oil/Antifreeze Bottles, Pesticide/herbicide bottles 
  • Clear & Colored Glass – Pyrex or Cookware, Mirror or Window glass, Light bulbs, Ceramics, Drinking glasses

 

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

Rutherford County Recycling Centers and Drop Off Locations Rules:
http://solidwaste.rutherfordcountytn.gov/recycling-rules.html

  • The centers are for Rutherford County residential use only.
  • The centers will accept household waste and recyclable materials.
  • Recyclable materials should be separated from the trash before arrival to the centers.
  • Only one visit per day with the equivalent of one level pickup truck load of household trash is allowed, not construction and/or demolition debris.
  • The open-top containers stand about six (6) feet tall. If you need help getting an item over into them, you need to bring that help with you.
  • Trailers of approximately 10 feet in length or less are allowed into the centers. It cannot be longer than 10 feet in length. If you are pulling the trailer with a truck, we will only accept the load on the trailer or the truck, not both. The load must still comply with center rules.
  • No box trucks or trailers are allowed.
  • No yard waste or brush. These items are accepted at the Rutherford County Landfill or Murfreesboro Mulch Facility.
  • No propane or gas tanks are allowed.
  • No flammable fuels or oils are accepted.
  • No commercial waste of materials are allowed.
  • No scavenging is allowed.
  • No dumping when centers are closed.
  • Refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners must be intact and free of contaminants before arriving at the centers. DO NOT remove Freon or compressor if recycling.
  • The centers will not accept paint, televisions, computers, fluorescent light bulbs or ballast.
  • No bulk items accepted on Sunday. *Any item or material that goes into an open-top container is considered bulk. Only household garbage (such as kitchen bags, etc.) and recyclable commodities (metal not included) are accepted on Sundays.
  • You must wait your turn, in line, before dumping at the compactors.

For more information, please contact:

Solid Waste Department
Phone: 615-898-7739
Fax: 615-898-7859

Rutherford County Landfill
6000 Landfill Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-898-7874
Fax: 615-898-7804

Glossary Links

Recycling in the Town of Smyrna
https://www.wm.com/us/en/location/tn/smyrna

Republic Services for the Town of Smyrna
https://www.republicservices.com/locations/tennessee/smyrna

Rutherford County Solid Waste Division
https://rcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=5a74fefd558e4a80911ab8a42df70ff8

Recycling & Convenience Centers
Rutherford County Recycling & Convenience Centers

Recycling in Rutherford County
http://solidwaste.rutherfordcountytn.gov/recycling-rules.html

Southaven, MS

City Table of Contents

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • There is no mandate to recycle in the City of Southaven or Desoto County however, sanitation and recycling services for both single-family and multi-family units  are provided by Waste Connections, a contracted hauler for the city.
  • Sanitation and Recycling Services for multi-family units are to be organized  by contacting the City of Southaven, Public Works and Facilities Department.

What We Can Recycle:

https://www.wasteconnections.com/our-services/commercial-recycling

Waste Connections will pick up a variety of recyclable items with single-stream recycling services.  No need for sorting, all recyclable may go in the same container. Participate by putting recyclables in the blue bin or otherwise designated containers.

If needed, rinse containers. Make sure all containers are empty and dry. NO plastic bags or tissues in recycling. Materials accepted: paper, metal, plastics.

The link below will  direct you to the Southaven Public Works page which includes a search tool, the Waste Wizard app, that will allow you to search if a specific item is recyclable and proper instructions on which bin to use if necessary, and/or where to properly dispose of the item.  This service is to be utilized by all residents of the City of Southaven and is based on the recycling provisions of Waste Connections, the contracted sanitation and recycling hauler for the City.

https://southaven.org/209/Public-Works-and-Facilities

(Searched items for notable examples)

  • Plastic
    • Plastic deterrent Bottles (Plastic caps to be put in trash)
    • Milk Plastic Jug
    • Plastic cork for wine
    • Aseptic cartons (Including for Soymilk, Juices etc.)
  • Paper
    • Paper Napkins
    • Paper Take Out Food Containers
    • Paper Towel Roll
    • Paper Egg Carton
    • Toilet Paper Roll
    • Wrapping Paper- Paper Only
    • Cup (paper)
  • Glass
    •  bottles
    •  jugs
    •  jars
  • Metal
    • Steel Food containers
    • Aluminum Cans
    • Aluminum baking pans
  • Cardboard
    • Corrugated cardboard boxes (Please flatten boxes)
    • Juice boxes
    • Tissue Boxes
    • Soup Box
    • Boxboard (Please flatten boxes)
    • Gable Top Cartons

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Plastic bags or tissues
  • Packing peanuts (take to UPS or shipping stores) 
  • No Medical sharps or syringes (put container in trash, clearly label it “SHARPS”
  • Alkaline batteries 
  • PVC pipes 
  • Furniture
  • Scrap wood 
  • Carpet
  • Building materials, wood, joint compound, adhesive, roofing materials
  • Plastic caps (from plastic bottles)

Household Hazardous Waste:
Please contact Desoto County for dates for their annual collection day at (662) 469-8152.

Waste Tires:
DeSoto County Board of Supervisors Tire Recycle Locations:
DeSoto County Rubbish Facility – 5255 West Sandidge Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654 Central Maintenance Shop – 2339 Gwynn Rd. Hernando, MS 38632
https://www.desotocountyms.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3697/1Tire-Recycle-Locations-Board-of-Supervisors

Oil Recycle:

Desoto County Board of Supervisors Oil Recycle Locations :
Eastern Maintenance Shop – 10947 Hwy 178 Olive Branch, MS 38654
Central Maintenance Shop – 2339 Gwynn Rd. Hernando, MS 38632
Southern Maintenance Shop – 8155 Boggan Ln. Hernando, MS 38632
Northern Maintenance Shop – 5700 Delta View Rd. Walls, MS 38680
https://www.desotocountyms.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3693/1-Oil-Recycle-Locations-Board-of-Supervisors

Electronics:
For electronics disposal, please visit: Desoto County Rubbish Pit 5255 West Sandidge Road, Olive Branch (662) 895‐9705

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Recycling Drop Off Locations:   The City of Southaven currently collects paper, metal, and plastic at 2 different locations: DeSoto Central High School (2911 Central Parkway) and Multi-Purpose Arena (7360 Hwy. 51 N)***DUE TO AN ISSUE WITH RECYCLING MATERIAL PROCESSING PARTNERS, RECYCLING TRAILERS HAVE BEEN PULLED FROM THE ARENA AT THIS TIME***

For more information, please contact:

Southaven Public Works and Facilities
5813  Pepperchase Drive, Southhaven, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 796-2489
Reference Website: https://southaven.org/209/Public-Works-and-Facilities#
Bradley Wallace, Director
Email: bwallace@southaven.org

Waste Connections
(901) 398-5400
https://www.wasteconnectionsmemphis.com/

Glossary Links

Southaven Sanitation, Rubbish and Recycle Collection Information:
https://southaven.org/209/Public-Works-and-Facilities

Southaven Public Works Facts Page:
https://southaven.org/faq.aspx?TID=27

Waste Connections, Southaven:
https://www.wasteconnectionsmemphis.com/

Southhaven Recycle Drop Off Locations:
https://southaven.org/DocumentCenter/View/220/Recycle-Information?bidId

Desoto County Recycling Efforts Flyer:
https://www.desotocountyms.gov/190/Recycling-Efforts

Desoto County Recycling Directory for Drop Off Locations:
https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/land/waste-division/solid-waste-management-programs/recycling/recycling-directory/desoto-county/

Desoto County Oil Recycle Locations Flyer:
https://www.desotocountyms.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3693/1-Oil-Recycle-Locations-Board-of-Supervisors

Desoto County Tire Recycle Locations Flyer:
https://www.desotocountyms.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3697/1Tire-Recycle-Locations-Board-of-Supervisors

Spring, TX

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Contact Information
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

Spring is a census-designated place (CDP) within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston in Harris County, Texas, part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.
Per City of Houston ordinance the Solid Waste Management Department provides service only to single-family homes, eight units or less. This excludes larger multi-family units from City service; therefore a private service contract for solid waste services is needed. See City of Houston Code of Ordinances Chapter 39.
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/chaper39-2010may.pdf

Business Recycling Program

The City of Houston offers small to midsize businesses curbside recycling collection in Select areas for a small fee. For a nominal fee per cart, businesses are eligible to receive a Maximum of four 96-gallon green carts to store their recyclables. Included with the cart is Information explaining the materials acceptable for collection. The program offers convenient bi-weekly collection with no sorting required.
For information: https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/business_recycling.html
Enrollment: https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/Bus_Recycling_letter-APP.pdf

Sponsorship Programs

Sponsorship programs are set up by the City to allow homeowner associations the opportunity to obtain collection services beyond those provided by the City through a contractor of their choice. Homeowners’ associations are incorporated entities that have membership that consists of the owners of single-family residences in a defined geographic community.
Application for Sponsorship Program: https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/sponsorshipApp.pdf
Sponsorship Information: https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/sponsorship.html

What We Can Recycle:

  • Metals and Cans: Aluminum and Tin Cans (rinsed drained)
  • Plastics #1-5 & #7: Plastic Containers #1 – 5 and 7 (rinsed drained)
  • Cardboard & Cartons: Carton – Cardboard boxes and cartons from items such as milk, juice, soup, crackers, cream, beans, water, broth, wine, etc.
  • Paper & Newspaper: Paper. Newspaper, Catalogs, Magazines and Phone Books
  • Glass: Glass is accepted in the green curbside recycling bin.

Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers:

North 9003 N. Main 77022
Northwest 14400 Sommermeyer 77041
Northeast 5565 Kirkpatrick 77028
Southeast 2240 Central Street 77017
South 5100 Sunbeam 77033
Southwest 10785 SW Freeway 77074

Neighborhood Recycling Drop Off Locations:

Westpark Center  5900 Westpark, Houston, TX  77057
Clear Lake/Ellington Airport – Highway 3 @ Brantly Avenue Houston, TX  77034
Kingwood  3210 West Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, TX  77339
Reuse Warehouse  9003 N. Main, Houston, TX  77022

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Batteries/Electronics; 
  •  Shredded Paper;
  •  Tanglers (cords, hoses, wires, clothing);
  •  Food/Liquids; 
  •  Trash and Bagged Recycling;
  •  Furniture and Household Goods; 
  •  Scrap Wood and Scrap Metal 
  •  NO Helium Tanks
  •  Yard Waste.

Disposal Links:
Proper disposal of materials.  Visit each link for additional information:

Neighborhood depositories will not accept household garbage, more than five (5) tires per month, per household, and large quantities of building materials.

For more information, please contact:

Small to midsize business owners now have a solution to their recycling needs.
For more Information, contact Roland Turner, business recycling consultant at (832)393-0444, Roland.Turner@houstontx.gov.

Glossary Links

City of Houston Recycling
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/recycling.html

Recycling Poster pdf
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/Recycle_Cal.pdf

Business Recycling
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/business_recycling.html

Contamination Flyer
https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/no_contamination.pdf

Springs, CO

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What we can’t recycle
  4. Contact us
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Does not offer recycling for multifamily communities
  • Residents must make use of recycling drop off location
  • The city offers medical waste drop off

What We Can Recycle:

  • Bottles & Cans
    • Aluminum
    • Steel cans
    • Glass bottles
    • Plastic bottles
    • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Boxes
    • Flattened cardboard
    • Food boxes
    • Paper towel tubes
    • Pizza boxes flattened
  • Paper
    • Mixed paper
    • Newspaper
    • Paper cups
    • Food and beverage cartons must be empty
  • Plastics
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry
    • Bath – bottles and containers must be empty

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Garbage
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Foil yogurt lids
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Toys
  • Cassettes, DVDs, CD’s or plastic cases
  • Garden hoses or plastic tubes
  • Plastic shrink wrap
  • Plastic tubes, such as toothpaste or hair gel tubes
  • Fuel canisters (camping tanks)
  • Paper plates
  • Paperback or hardcover books
  •  Bubble wrap or envelopes with bubble wrap inside
  • Ceramics
  • Candy or food wrappers
  •  Potato chip bags
  •  Plastic containers marked as “Compostable” or “PLA”
  • Scrap metal
  •  Plastic flowerpots
  •  Glassware or window glass
  •  Yard waste

For more information, please contact: 

City Administration Building 30 S. Nevada Ave, Suite 604 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Email: rtrujillo@springsgov.com Phone: (719) 385-6602

Glossary Links

Sustainability Resources:
https://coloradosprings.gov/office-innovation-and-sustainability/page/sustainability-resources

https://coloradosprings.gov/office-innovation-and-sustainability

Medical Waste Drop Off Locations:
https://coloradosprings.gov/fire-department/page/safely-disposing-medications

Tampa, FL

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What we can’t recycle
  4. Contact us
  5. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

*Recycling items should be loose in the cart and not bagged

  • There is no specific ordinance for Multifamily
  • Multifamily communities are depicted as commercial properties in Tampa; therefore, they abide by the commercial recycling rules
  • Bagged recycled are not recycled because they can’t be sorted by the recycling equipment
  • The Commercial Services Division is responsible for providing the collection of commercial bins, compactors and roll-off containers to customers (residents)
    • The customers/residents must by City Ordinance; use commercial container service (dumpsters) to dispose of their refuse
  • In this case, customers are primarily businesses and multifamily residential complexes
  • The city currently provides collection service from one day a week to seven days a week depending on volume
  • Below are the key contact personnel:
    • (813) 348-1135    Vacant, Manager
    • (813) 348-1132    Assistant
    • (813) 348-2082    Fax

What We Can Recycle:

*These items should be placed in the green containers

Dry and Clean Fiber Products 

  • Paper
    • Non-shredded paper
  • Cardboard
    • Flattened boxes
  • Paperboard
    • Cereal boxes
    • Varied food boxes
    • Toilet and paper towel rolls
  • Carton
    • Empty beverage and food containers

Empty and Rinsed Plastic Products 

  • Bottles
    • No loose caps; leave attached
  • Containers and jugs
    • No loose caps; leave them on

Empty and Rinsed Cans 

  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
    • Remove caps

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Plastic bags
  • Clothing
  • Ropes and hoses
  • Electronics
  • Yard waste
  • Plasticware

For more information, please contact: 

Interim Recycling Coordinator – Jason Milton (813) 348-1027 Fax: (813) 348-1156 Email: Jason.Milton@tampagov.net

Recycling Specialist – Edgar Castro Tello  (813) 348-6504 Fax: (813) 348-1156 Email: Edgar.CastroTello@tampagov.net

Missed Pickups/Green Recycling Cart Requests: Customer Service – (813) 274-8811

Glossary Links

Recycling and Waste Reduction Guidelines:
https://www.tampagov.net/solid-waste/programs/recycling-and-waste-reduction

What to recycle guidelines:
https://www.tampagov.net/sites/default/files/solid-waste/files/recycling_brochure_digital_0.pdf

Contact Us- Solid Waste:
https://www.tampagov.net/solid-waste/contact-us

Tucson, AZ

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

The City offers information to apartment managers who would like to educate their residents about the options available for their use in Tucson. Environmental Services staff is also available to present recycling information to tenant groups or to work directly with apartment managers to evaluate their recycling options. Call Customer Service at 520-791-3171 for more information.
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/commercial-recycling

What We Can Recycle:

Guidelines for Commercial Recycling

  • All recyclable materials go in one container – no sorting needed.
  • Do not bag recyclables.
  • Contaminated loads will be charged at garbage collection rates.
  • Please make sure materials are clean, empty, and dry.
  • Lightly rinse food containers. Use water wisely — throw very dirty items into the garbage.
  • All recyclables go loose into the blue container together — no sorting!
  • Please flatten cardboard boxes. Remove plastic wrapping and liners.
  • Shredded paper may be recycled in the blue barrel if it is secured in a clear plastic bag. 
  • Please make sure materials are clean, empty, and dry.
  • Leave labels on containers.
  • Bottle and jar caps and lids can be recycled, but only if left on.
  • Lightly rinse food containers. Use water wisely – throw very dirty items into the garbage.
  • Do not flatten cans and bottles to ensure sorting equipment works properly.
  • If in doubt whether an item is recyclable, call 520-791-5000 to find out or put it in the garbage.

Plastics
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/plastic-recycling
Plastic bottles, jugs and containers (lids and labels may be left on)

Paper
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/paper-recycling
Copy paper, colored paper, mail, envelops and newspapers
Shredded paper may be recycled in the Blue Barrel if it is secured in a clear plastic bag
NOTE: This is the only time that plastic bags can go in the recycling container

Metal
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/metal-recycling

Cardboard
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/cardboard-recycling

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • No plastic bags (except shredded paper).
  • No garbage.
  • No food or liquids

Paper

  • Tissue paper
  • Paper towels
  • Paper with glitter
  • Tissues

Metal

  • Scrap metals
  • Batteries
  • Electrical wires

If in doubt whether an item is recyclable, call 520-791-5000 to find out or put it in the garbage.
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/recycle-coach

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

The City of Tucson has seven Neighborhood Recycling Centers where residents can drop off any materials accepted in the Blue Barrel. These centers provide an additional option for times you may generate more recyclables than normal. These are also available to residents who live in multi-family apartment or townhome communities that do not have regular recycling collections
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/neighborhood-recycling-centers

Alternative Recycling Options:

Glass Reuse Plan (Purple Containers at Drop Off Locations)
The removal of the glass from the City’s residential blue bin curbside recycling program allows the Department to transition from glass recycling to glass reuse through a network of community wide glass drop-off locations.
Glass Reuse Plan, Purple Container Drop Off Locations:
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/announcement/glass-reuse-plan

For more information, please contact:

Tucson Solid Waste Management
Administration: 520-791-3175
Customer Service: 520-791-3171
Landfill Information:  520-791-4183
Recycling Information: 520-791-5000
Household Hazardous Waste Information:520-791-3171

Glossary Links

City of Tucson Recycling Flyerty GLa52520-791-31711
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/es/Untitled_design_1.pdf 

Tucson Recycling Directory
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/know-where-to-throw

Tucson Recycling Coach
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/recycle-coach

Tucson Commercial Recycling
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/commercial-recycling

Tucson Neighborhood Recycling Centers
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/neighborhood-recycling-centers

Glass Recycling Program
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/announcement/glass-reuse-plan

Washington, DC

City Table of content

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

*DC requires recycling for all commercial establishments including apartment buildings (with four or more units)

*If these commercial properties don’t comply with the recycling regulation, then they can be fined. Fines range from $200 for a first offense to $1,500 for the third violation of the same regulation within 60 days

*Residents are encouraged to report commercial property that does not recycle; which they can do via the city’s recycling hotline (202) 645-8245

*This ordinance was effective January 1, 2018

Multifamily Ordinance: 

  • Under DC law all apartment buildings must maintain an active commercial recycling program
  • The recycling program must include separation of recyclables from other solid waste
    • This service must ensure an adequate number of containers for separated recyclables
    • These properties communities shall oversee the hiring process of a licensed, registered recycling hauler to regularly pick up recyclables
  • Black bags cannot be used to hold recyclables. Clear or non-pigmented plastic bin liners to hold clean and empty recyclables are allowed but not preferred
  • Ensure the separation of recyclables (which is done by the recycling hauler)
  • Provide educational collateral to communicate recycling information provided
  • Ensure the separate removal of recyclables by a licensed recycling hauler

What We Can Recycle: 

  • Paper
    • Cups and containers
    • Flattened cardboard
    • Milk, juice, & soup cartons
    • Newspaper/magazines
    • Books/phone books
    • Junk mail & office paper (all items clean and empty)
  • Plastic
    • Cups and containers
    • Bottles and lids
    • Bulky items (all items clean & empty)
  • Metal
    • Steel & aluminum
    • Bottles/cans/containers (all items clean and empty)
  • Glass
    • Bottles and jars (all items clean & clean)
  • Empty and flatten cardboard boxes

What We Can’t Recycle: 

  • Tissue
  • Plastic bag
  • Peanuts (foam packaging)
  • Straws or utensils
  • No ceramics
  • Foam polystyrene
  • Black bags
  • Wraps and films
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Yard waste
  • Textile (bedding, clothes, carpet)
  • Hazardous waste
  • Tanglers (cords, hoses, hangers)
  • Electronic waste
  • Batteries
  • Furniture

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practices & Requirements 

  • Supply an adequate number of recycling containers
  • Communicate information, including how and what to recycle
  • Post and maintain signage showing what to place in the recycling bin
  • Remove recycling at least twice a week
  • Recycling shall not overflow the container or be stored in paper or plastic bags outside of an approved container

City Recycling Tips:

Provide Visible Clear Signage

  • There should be large clear signage with images depicting what goes in each bin
  • Place sign at eye level
  • Provide sign in multiple languages
  • You can download signage free of charge using the link below
  • https://zerowaste.dc.gov/node/1269391

Color Code Your Bins 

  • Blue for recycling
  • Green for organic (Composting or Anaerobic digestion)
  • Black for trash

Communicate information

  • Train and communicate regularly to your staff, tenants, and occupants on how and what to recycle
  • Set up a system for educating new tenants and staff

Emails and Newsletters

Manage & Monitor Recycling Programs

  • Monitor your program to prevent contamination and track your progress towards waste reduction and diversion goals

Bundle Solid Waste Hauling 

  • Bundling your trash and recycling contracts can often save money on disposal cost

How to Prepare Recyclables 

  • Recyclables should be clean & empty
  • Do not bag recyclables, leave items loose in the bin
  • Empty and flatten cardboard boxes
  • Keep out: plastic bags, clothing, tangles (cables & cords), electronics and batteries

For more information, please contact: 

Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center 2000 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 Phone: (202) 673-6833 Fax: (202) 671-0642 TTY: (202) 673-6833 Email: dpw@dc.gov

Hours of Operation Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm, except District holidays

Glossary Links

What can I recycle at home?:
https://zerowaste.dc.gov/page/recycle-residents
https://zerowaste.dc.gov/page/recycle-businesses

Zero Waste: District Recycling Guidelines:
https://dpw.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dpw/Mayor%E2%80%99s%20List%20of%20Recyclables%20and%20Compostables_Commercial_SP_Mar2019.pdf

Department of Public Works (Recycling collection schedule & holiday trash):
https://dpw.dc.gov/publication/holiday-trash-and-recycling-collections-schedule

Commercial Property Recycling Resources (signage, email template, recycling fact sheet, etc.): Different languages available:
https://zerowaste.dc.gov/page/resources-businesses

What you need to know about commercial recycling:
https://dpw.dc.gov/service/commercial-recycling

Brief History of Solid Waste Management and recycling in Washington, DC:
https://ilsr.org/brief-history-of-solid-waste-management-and-recycling-in-washington-dc/

West Haven, UT

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance: 

The City of West Haven does not provide public utilities to any of its residents.  It is the responsibility of each homeowner, residential and commercial owners  to choose an independent carrier to collect garbage waste and recycling.   There is no multi family ordinance for recycling.

Waste Providers that service the City of West Haven:

Waste Management
801-731-5542

Republic Services
801-392-4915

City Waste Paper
801-731-0883

Ace  Recycling & Disposal:
800-724-9995

  • Property Managers/owners must oversee the implementation/set up of waste removal and recycling system

What We Can Recycle:

(Dependent on Independent Contracted Hauler)

What We Can’t Recycle: 

(Dependent on Independent Contracted Hauler)

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • Property Managers/owners must oversee the implementation/set up of waste removal and recycling system

For more information, please contact: 

West Haven City
4150 S 3900 W
West Haven , UT. 84401
(801) 731-4519
(801) 731-8882 Public Works
West Haven Public Works

Glossary Links

City of West Haven, Public Utilities
http://www.westhavencity.com/residents/public_utilities/refuge_garbage_collectors.php

Waste Management, West Haven, UT
https://www.wm.com/us/en/location/ut/west-haven/trash-pickup-west-haven-ut

Republic Recycling, Northern Utah
https://www.republicservices.com/municipality/northern-utah

Ace Recycling & Disposal
https://www.acedisposal.com/mountain-west-recycling-pick-up-schedule/

Winter Garden, FL

City Table of Contents

  1. Multifamily Ordinance
  2. What We Can Recycle
  3. What We Can’t Recycle
  4. Best Practices
  5. Contact Information
  6. Glossary Links

Multifamily Ordinance 

There is no mandate for recycling in the City of Winter Garden.  The Public Works Department is responsible for assessing and  providing  services and/or recommendations for  sanitation and recycling services by independent haulers,  for all multifamily units, complexes and commercial properties within the city limits.  Property Managers and/or commercial owners are to contact the office directly in order to have the property assessed for these services.

City of Winter Garden Solid Waste Division

300 West Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787

407-656-2256

Alex Arce

Solid Waste Supervisor

407-656-1111 ext. 2009

What We Can Recycle: (Based on Recycling Services provided by the City)

  • Pasteboard (cereal boxes, shoeboxes, paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, etc.) Corrugated cardboard (flattened and cut down to no larger than 3 ft. x 3 ft.)
  • Newspapers, magazines, telephone books, junk mail, etc.
  • Office paper  Aluminum and tin cans (remove lids)
  • Glass bottles and jars (remove lids)
  • Drink boxes and milk/juice cartons
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • All plastic containers (remove lids) with #1 or #2 symbol on the bottom
  • Plastic bottles with a neck with #1 through #7 symbol on the bottom

What We Can’t Recycle: (Based on Recycling Services provided by the City)

  •  Plastic bags (grocery bags, garbage bags, food storage, etc.)
  •  Pizza boxes
  •  Shredded paper
  •  Partially full aerosol cans
  •  Light bulbs
  • Window glass, cookware, and drinking glasses
  • Empty toxic chemical containers (motor oil, pool chemicals, pesticides, paint, etc.)
  • Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam), such as egg cartons, cups, and packing peanuts
  • Cell phones
  • Plastic or metal hangers
  • Mirrors
  • Toys
  • Packing material
  • Aluminum foil
  • Syringes
Yard Waste
  • Please bag grass clippings and leaves. Loose grass or leaves will not be picked up.
  • Stack branches and tree limbs neatly next to the curb.
  • There is an additional charge for picking up yard waste piles larger than three cubic yards. Please call 407-656-4111, ext. 2009, for details
Bulky Items
  • Items include furniture, mattresses, grills, carpeting, etc.
  • These items are collected the same day as yard waste. There is no need to schedule pickup of these item
Electronics
  • The collection of electronics must be scheduled in advance. Please call 407-656-2256.
  • Items include appliances, televisions, computers, vacuum cleaners, water heaters, lawn mowers, etc.
Hazardous Waste:

The City does not collect hazardous waste. Examples of these items include liquid paint, rechargeable batteries, household cleaning products, pool chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, light bulbs, motor oil, cooking oil, and antifreeze.

  • Please note that alkaline batteries (9 volt, C, D, AA, and AAA batteries) may now be disposed of in the trash.
  • Hazardous waste items can be dropped off at the following locations:
    • Orange County Landfill5901 Young Pine Road

Orlando, FL 32829

407-836-6601

Open daily, 8 am–5 pm

  • Porter Transfer Station1326 Good Homes Road

 

Orlando, FL 32818

407-254-9543

Thursday to Sunday, 8 am–5 pm

  • McLeod Road Transfer StationClosed for renovations until fall 2020

 

5000 L.B. McLeod Road

Orlando, FL 32811

407-245-0931

Recycling Ordinance: Best Practice

  • City of Winter Gardens Public Works will assess and provide curbside and/or 95 gallon containers for recycling and/or recommend services byan  Independent franchise hauler on a case by case basis.
  • All recyclables may be placed together in your container – no need to sort.
  • Please do not set out recyclables inside plastic bags. They will not be collected.

For more information, please contact:

City of Winter Garden Solid Waste Division

300 West Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787

407-656-2256

Alex Arce

Solid Waste Supervisor

407-656-1111 ext. 2009

Glossary Links

City of Winter Garden Garbage & Recycling:

https://www.cwgdn.com/315/Garbage-Recycling

Recyclables Flyer:

https://www.cwgdn.com/DocumentCenter/View/1247/Whats-Recyclable-Whats-Not

Garbage & Recycling FAQs:

https://www.cwgdn.com/Faq.aspx?QID=223

Advance Disposal Property Management Flyer:

https://www.advanceddisposal.com/media/85406/ads-solutions-property-management-flyer.pdf

New recycling mandates or links? Contact us and let us know.