Apartment Building Programs

Recycling in Multi-Family Dwellings by Kelly Lease 2000This case study, prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board, features programs and policies to encourage recycling in multi-family dwellings. It documents programs in Central Costa Contra, Davis, and Malibu (CA) as well as examples from across the U.S.

Complex Recycling Issues: Strategies for Record-Setting Waste Reduction in Multi-Family Dwellings by Kelly Lease, Brenda Platt, and Joanne Goodwin 1999, fact sheet packet (26 pages)EPA-530-F-99-022 Download PDF file

Multi-family buildings are often overlooked when communities offer their residents recycling services. This fact sheet packet features four model apartment buildings and complexes, from garden apartments to high-rises, that are recycling between 20 and 65% of their discarded materials. Also profiled are five communities that provide recycling service to their multi-family dwelling sector.