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Recycling Programs Expanding to Multi-Family Residences

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Lane County wants to expand recycling to include apartments and condos.

A new pilot program is seeking landlords and property managers to help implement what’s called “multi-family” recycling in the coming year, to comply with a 2017 state law.

Sarah Grimm is Lane County’s waste reduction specialist.  She says this effort applies to any properties with multiple tenants occupying five or more units.

“We definitely get a lot of calls from folks concerned about what can they do to recycle more, or that because of the shared space they have a hard time maintaining clean recycling free of contaminants.”

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Recycling bins.

Grimm says interested managers can access a survey at the Lane County website. Once registered, they’ll receive materials to help educate tenants on how to recycle properly.

Currently the cities of Eugene, Springfield, Creswell, and Florence require property owners and managers to provide recycling. The county’s amended regulations to extend this requirement to those cities’ urban growth boundaries.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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