Tips for Recycling in Your Apartment


Mother and daughter recycling

By: Paul Bestgen

Recycling in your apartment makes a big difference but can sometimes be challenging. Here are some tips to make it a little easier.

Keep trash out of the recycling

Trash bags thrown in the recycling could cost your community more and those fees might be passed on to you.

Break down cardboard boxes

Leave more space for you and your neighbors to recycle more.

Add a recycling bin to your home

Start with easy-to-recycle items like hard plastic, cardboard, aluminum cans and glass. You can use a paper grocery bag or small plastic container as a recyclable bin.

Donate or sell reusable items

Connect with a local non-profit or business to donate or sell items you no longer need. 

Be a Zero Waste Block Leader 

Sign up to be a Zero Waste Block Leader to help your community lead the way in recycling and reuse.

Ger more information about recycling in Austin.