Multifamily Living Units - Information for Owners and Property Managers

Supporting a good recycling program at your multi-family complex makes good business sense.  Residents want to reside at a place that allows them to do the right thing especially if is convenient and understandable.  As an owner you may be able to save money and improve the environment at the same time.  If you want assistance improving the recycling program at your multi-family complex, call Richmond Sanitary Service at (510) 262-7100. You can also view their Multi-Family Recycling and Organics Guide for to see what kind of materials can or cannot be placed in the recycling and organics containers.

Living in a apartment complex, condo, or any multi-family housing unit can make dealing with recycling and foodwaste collection a challenge. RecycleMore is here to help multifamily living unit residents know their options.

**UPDATE: In September 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Renter’s Right to Recycle Act, which requires owners of multifamily housing with five or more units to provide paper, plastic and can and bottle recycling programs to their tenants starting early 2012.

According to the legislation, less than 40 percent of Californians living in multifamily dwellings have access to residential recycling, while 70 percent of the state’s residents living in single-family homes have access to recycling services. Of the waste generated at apartments, only 15 percent is recycled, compared to rates above 50 percent for single-family homes statewide.

For a pdf of the legislation click on this link:


As a owner you are eligible for a free apartment recycling basket provided by 

RecycleMore. This can be used to take your recyclables to the blue carts in.