Recycling is another very important aspect to an association. Unlike landfills recycling removes waste completely, then turns it back to useful products. Recycling saves money, and in turn reduces the amount of trash going to the landfills.
In order for recycling cans/bins to be serviced they need to be free of anything that isn't recyclable, including food waste, wood waste, plastic bags, hoses, foam, textiles, tarps, plastic lining, dishes, styrofoam, soiled paper, diapers etc. Loads found to be contaminated will not be serviced. Throwing un-recyclable items into your mixed or cardboard bins reduces the recoverability of paper products and increases costs for everyone. It is also important to prepare cardboard for recycling by removing all other materials in the box such as plastic wrap, polystyrene peanuts and other packing materials. Break down any cardboard boxes to save storage space. Try to keep cardboard dry and free from food waste.
Following the HOA’s trash disposal protocol doesn’t have to be a hassle, and it certainly helps us keep our Homeowner Association's clean. Everyone’s cooperation and efforts will make your association a place people are proud to call home. Click here for more tips on how to keep your neighborhood looking good and maintain property value.