Now back to those of us who live in downtown apartments with more than 4 units. That's a lot of folks and more apartment units are going up like crazy. We rely on our apartment owners and managers to contract out with trash haulers and provide us with recycling. The hauler that my building uses does not provide organic recycling. I know because I called them. I think I should be offered that and I hope the city will remedy that soon. If I wanted to walk to the nearest city organic recycling site it would be about 4 miles round trip and I'm just not going to do that. But according to city ordinance (Article VI 225.780), all apartment building owners are required to provide their tenants with the opportunity to recycle. I'm sure most apartments these days do that. But there are also other measures that apartment owners are required to do:
- Recycling containers conveniently located on the premises of each property
- Adequate container volume for recycling collected by tenants of the property
- Written recycling educational materials provided from the hauler to the tenants annually that includes the following information:
- Materials that can be recycled in the hauler’s recycling program
- How to prepare materials to meet recycling requirements
- How to properly dispose of hazardous waste including drop-off locations, hours of operation and contact information.