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RECYCLING and WASTE REDUCTION

RECYCLING and WASTE REDUCTION

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Property Manager’s Guide to
RECYCLING& WASTEREDUCTION
Funded in whole through a grant awardedby the California Department of ResourcesRecycling and Recovery.
1-800-RECYCLE
 www.bottlesandcans.com
 
California has an ambitious goal: reduce waste to zero! Unfortunately multi-familybuildings face more challenges in implementing a recycling program than single-family homes. As a property owner or manager, you hold the key to setting up asuccessful recycling program at your facility—and the benets are many:
Savemoney.
It’s an easy equation: the more garbage, the higher the bill. Bringrecycling to your building, and you can reduce your garbage collection serviceand take advantage of the lower recycling service rates.
•Helpyourcommunityandtheenvironment.
Recycling conserves landll spaceand saves scarce natural resources. It can also bring new jobs and extra incometo the community.
•Makeyourbuildingmoreattractivetotenants.
Most multi-family buildingtenants want to do the right thing and recycle. A good recycling program can bea selling point for your facility.
•Beaheadofthecurve.
California may soon be making recycling mandatory. You’ll be ready if you’re proactive and set up a recycling program now. This guide is designed to support you each step of the way, and to help makeyour building’s recycling program a success. From planning to rollout and ongoingmaintenance, this toolkit is lled with hands-on instructions, print-ready materials andall the contacts you need.
RECYCLING MADE EASY
 Together we can do the right thing
The work upon which this publication is based was funded in whole or inpart through a grant awarded by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
1-800-RECYCLE
 www.bottlesandcans.com
The statements and conclusions of this report are those of the Grantee and/or Subcontractor and not necessarily those of the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or its employees.The Department makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and assumes no liability for the information contained in the succeeding text.
 
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Contacts
Haulers & Local Waste Reduction Agencies ...........................................................2Other Helpful Contacts ..........................................................................................4
Program Setup
Recycling in Multi-Family Buildings ........................................................................5Service Fees & Savings .........................................................................................6Step-by-Step Setup Instructions ...........................................................................7FAQs ....................................................................................................................9
Tips for Success
Maintaining Your Program ...................................................................................12Getting New Tenants On Board ...........................................................................13 Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................14
Beyond Recycling
Waste Prevention & Reuse ..................................................................................16Bulky Items .........................................................................................................17Materials Not Allowed in the Garbage ..................................................................18Move-In & Move-Out ...........................................................................................19More Ways to “Green” Your Facility .....................................................................20
Resources
Sample Lease Agreement* ..................................................................................22Indoor Bin Vendors .............................................................................................23Indoor Bin Label* ................................................................................................24Recycling Brochure* ............................................................................................24Recycling Area Signs ..........................................................................................24Rollout poster* ....................................................................................................25Door hanger* ......................................................................................................25Sample Program Announcement Letter* ..............................................................26
* Electronic les of these resources can be downloaded for print at 
www.ecoact.org
 (click on Zero Waste).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Property Managers Guide

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