Multifamily Recycling

Starting your own Multifamily Recycling Program


Recycling Education Resources:


Which items go in the commingled cart POSTER.  - Be sure to confirm with your garbage hauler that these instructions fit their services!

Which plastics are accepted at Lane County Yes/No POSTER also describes most appartment recycling programs. 
Bottles, Tubs, Jars and Jugs ONLY!

Free copies of our Plastics Brochure are available in quantity and explain: which plastics can be recycled in Lane County, why, and what to do with all the rest. 

FYI - The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers explain the problems with 
"compostable plastics"
(also called PLA and bio-plastic) 

Watch/show these short videos about how things get recycled,  why plastic bags must NOT go in commingled recycling, and more!. 


Article discussing the problems with aseptic (milk cartons and  soup and soy boxes) recycling  .

Multifamily Recycling Resources 
Lane County Waste Management invites garbage haulers,  cities, property managers, Master Recyclers or any interested citizens to use the resources on this page.  Posters and items described in sidebar and below can be downloaded and printed by you, or copies may be available in quantities.  Lane County Waste Reduction Specialist can help edit and adjust these resources to suit the needs of the program. 

Most garbage companies will arrange for large collection bins outside the building. Property owners or managers and unit residents may be interested in making recycling more convenient on the property. Here are just a few of the many options for recycling bins: 
(low-or-no cost options include using below stickers and signs on 5 gal buckets or cardboard boxes)
 

Website

Office/
Restaurant

Industrial

Outdoor/
Events

http://buschsystems.com

X

 

X

Rubbermaid

X

 

X

Office Depot 

X

 

 

http://www.windsorbarrel.com

 

 

X

http://www.recycleaway.com

X

 

X

http://www.fibrexgroup.com

X

X

X

http://www.recyclingbin.com

X

 

X

http://www.bagandtag.com

 

 

X

http://www.rehrigpacific.com

 

X

X

http://recy-cal.stores.yahoo.net

X

 

X

http://www.recycledrecycler.com/content/home.aspx

X

X

X

Boma Carts

 

X

 

 http://www.bagitsystem.com/recycling-bag-products/multi-family-tote       
 
The ONE most important rule for successful recycling is that
N
o Can Stand Alone.  Waste cans attract recyclables when there is not a recycling bin nearby  and recycling bins get trashed with garbage when an appropriate waste receptical is not close by.  

Correct and easy-to-understand signs are second most important:
Here are some stickers Lane County Waste Management currently has available. Contact 541-682-4339 or sarah.grimm@co.lane.or.us if you would like request others:

 Recycling Stickers available in English:
 Recycling Stickers available in Spanish:
   


Articles of Interest: 

Options for apartment dwellers without recycling pickup

Ways to promote tenants to recycle (in San Fransico)

Apartment/Home recycling set up