Multifamily Recycling

Just because you live in an apartment, condo or other multifamily housing, it doesn't mean you can't do what is right for the environment.

Plenty of multifamily locations across the country have established and maintained successful recycling programs. Recycling doesn't have to be overlooked in apartment complexes and multifamily housing units just because the city does not regulate trash collection.
Apartment recycling
City of Irving Drop-Off Recycling Station
The City of Irving’s Solid Waste Services department manages the recycling drop-off station located at the Irving Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 220 W. Hunter Ferrell Road, and it is accessible from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily, except for city holidays.

The drop-off station is an added benefit for residents who are not serviced by the city’s scheduled trash pickup. View a full list of recyclable items online.

For more information, contact Irving Solid Waste Services at (972) 721-8059.

To find out about more recycling options, visit the Beyond Curbside Recycling page.

Launch Your Own Recycling Program
Tips for Apartment Owners and Managers
  1. Program Launch
  2. Program Implementation
When examining the possibility of establishing a recycling program on site, apartment recycling can be quite challenging. There are factors to consider:

1. Method of collection
  • Dumpster
  • Carts
  • Door-to-door or “valet” service
2. Marketing and Participation
  • Getting the word out
  • Keeping the materials “clean” from trash
  • High participation
  • Ongoing participation
    • New residents
  • Incentives for participation
    • Rewards
    • Celebration
But, a program can be done!