Make Room for Recycling

Make Room for Recycling

Make room for recycling with an Equal Space policy

make room for recycling with equal space policyMost buildings are designed to handle trash, not recycling, and it’s a persistent obstacle to our Zero Waste future.

Local building codes require that a minimum amount of space is set aside for trash containers in every commercial building. This minimum space usually doesn’t allow room to put recycling or composting containers. The result? Businesses, apartments, schools, and other commercial buildings struggle to start or expand recycling programs because they simply don’t have the room.

It’s time we took a simple step forward and designed our buildings for a Zero Waste future. Use these tools to change your local building codes so there is equal space for recycling bins in your commercial buildings.

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Eco-Cycle has helped three communities implement an equal space ordinance and has decades of experience in community organizing. Schedule a short phone or email consultation with our staff.

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