The rate for apartment recycling service has been established at $0.97 per apartment unit. Ordinance 5470 passed on December 20th, 2011 allowing for this rate structure. In addition to a recycling service fee, there is a trash fee associated with apartments. Depending on whether the multi-family unit is on an individual or master meter, your landlord may include the fee in your rent - this varies depending on the complex. Information about multi-family service rates can be found in Chapter 50, Article III of the City Code.
Apartment recycling presents significant challenges due to space restrictions, contamination, and the wide variety of apartment configurations within the city. The city continues to work with apartment managers to provide convenient recycling to residents within the space restrictions of the locations. Participation is critical in keeping this program available and additional apartment complexes are being sought.