A multi-family property includes residential condominiums, apartments and any residential building with multiple units that does not receive collection services by the City. It is mandatory for all multi-family properties to have a recycling program.
The building owner or manager is responsible for implementing the recycling program; this includes property managers and condo board associations. Individual residents are not responsible for implementing the program unless they own their unit and there is no condo board or property manager in place.
Download a copy of the multi-family guidebook.
Starting Wednesday, May 31 food and pet waste can be brought to the Recycle Depot for disposal as part of the organics pilot for Multi-family properties.
The pilot may be cancelled at any time should the program pose significant challenges or risks to operations, safety or contamination levels of organic material.
|• leftovers (meat, fish, dairy, produce, breads)
• bones, shells, seeds, pits, peels
• sauces, jams, dressings
• cooking oils and fats (let hot oil & fat cool, absorb with paper first
|• greasy pizza boxes, kraft paper bags
• napkins, paper towels, tissue
• parchment paper
• fast food paper products (paper hamburger wrapper, paper straw, french fry boxes)
• paper muffin liners
• paper egg cartons
|• pet waste/ feces
• kitty litter bedding made of organic materials
• pet fur, hair, feathers
• pet food, treats
|• coffee filter and ground, tea bags
• Popsicle sticks
• wooden skewers, stir sticks, toothpicks and chopsticks
• certified compostable bags
Organic material can be stored in compostable bags, paper bags, newspaper or loose.
Acceptable compostable bags must have one of the below labels:
Multi-family properties must submit a waste and recycling strategy within 30 days of occupancy.
Other accepted materials may include the following, speak to your hauler about options for your property: