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Recycling for apartments

The city of San Antonio is taking a big step forward in expanding its recycling program.

The new amendment ensures that all families and individuals living in apartments, condominiums, townhomes, high rise condominiums and San Antonio Housing Authority properties have an adequate number of recycling containers in which to dispose of recyclables and that the disposal containers be as accessible as garbage containers.

This program will provide residents in multi-family complexes a convenient means to recycle.

Recycling in multi-family complexes will be done in a phased-in over a 16 month time frame.

Some background is here. I like this a lot. Houston has expanded its single stream recycling program, though it still covers less than a third of the households, but apartments are not included in that. I hope we don’t forget about them as we keep moving forward with that.

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  2. JM says:

    The lack of recycling in apartments is one of the things I least like about living in Houston. It seems so archaic after growing up in Canada.

  3. Robert Nagle says:

    I once calculated that the nearest recycling center was more than 15 miles away from my apartment. I eventually made an agreement with a family member to deposit my recycling in her recycling bin in a neighborhood with curbside recycling.

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