The City of Fort Lauderdale wants to help jump start your building’s recycling program. Our Get in the Green Slide Show is a step by step guide to implementation that you can use to get your program started or to educate your management team, board and employees.
Resources to Encourage Participation
It is important that your residents and employees are given the most up-to-date information about recycling. Be sure to promote your recycling program: at move-in or hire; when any changes are made to the program; and/or on an annual basis.
Program Posters and Templates**
Tailor these posters to hang around your property in common areas to promote recycling. You could also print them at letter size to include in a move-in packet.
Multi-Family "Going Green" Poster #1
Multi-Family "Going Green" Poster #2
Use these customizable hangers to let your tenants/residents know the great news -- your building recycles!
Multi-Family Program Door Hanger - with Red Lines
Multi-Family Program Door Hanger - with No Red Lines
** These materials are designed for single stream recycling. Please check with your licensed waste hauler to see if they require separation of paper and commingled recyclables. If you need any of these items in an alternate format, please call (954) 828-8000 or e-mail email@example.com. Please print your educational materials on recycled paper.
Environmental Protection Agency - Fact Sheets and Studies
The U.S. EPA has conducted a number of studies to determine what makes a successful multi-family recycling program, both at the community and building level. "Multi-Family Recycling: A Golden Opportunity for Solid Waste Reduction" is an in-depth look at the rationale for multi-family recycling and also is a mini-implementation guide. It is a great primer for Boards and HOAs just learning about recycling. Download or read the PDF by clicking on the link above. The EPA's 2001 study "Multi-Family Recycling: A National Study" also includes a good overview of factors that make multi-family programs successful. Detailed implementation advice and lists of additional resources are included in "Complex Recycling
Issues: Strategies for Record-Setting Waste Reduction in MultiFamily Dwellings."