Recycling capacity must be equal to, or greater than, 50 percent of the total weekly service capacity for all materials. In other words, recycling and trash capacities must be at a 1 to 1 ratio. For example, if you have a 6-yard trash dumpster collected once per week, you would need the equivalent of 6-yards of recycling container collected every week. NOTE: Containers can be different sizes, as long as the collection frequency equals 1-to-1 trash recycling.
To ensure convenient access for tenants or employees, all exterior recycling containers much be located within 25 feet of exterior trash containers (including dumpsters, carts or other containers). Properties may request a Waiver when submitting an Annual Diversion Plan, if a property has unique geographic or facility layout challenges. Waivers are reviewed by staff and if granted, are only good for one reporting period.