Multi-family going green

Met with staff from the city commercial recycling division this afternoon and I am wowed by the progress in Plano.

Almost one third of the multi-family units in Plano have recycling services, or about fifty complexes.

Six more multi-family complexes get on board with recycling each year.

Each multi-family complex saves several hundred to several thousand dollars per year on waste services by adding a recycling program.

Nine years ago Plano had one apartment complex with recycling and added one condo complex. The progress has been through education and attraction, not by mandates. Multi-family parents want a clean, healthy planet for their children just as much as homeowners. Let's make it convenient for them to recycle.

© 2014 Nancy L. Ruder


seana graham said...

That's great news, Nancy. I think once people experience on site recycling, they realize it really isn't any big deal to do at all. You've got to dispose of your trash somehow, after all.

Collagemama said...

On-site is essential!

Kathleen said...

It's joyful being green!