At a recent City Council meeting in Orlando, Fla., a proposed policy that would require every residential and commercial building in the city to offer recycling was brought to the table.
Currently, there is no recycling requirement in Orlando, and many residential and commercial properties were built with general garbage pickup in mind. With the new policy, building owners would have to create recycling centers within both new and existing buildings.
The planning board is expected to consider the policy in June, and the City Council is slated to vote on the policy in August.
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Orlando could soon require every residential and commercial building in the city to offer recycling, potentially affecting hundreds of buildings, ranging from high-rise apartments and office towers to condos and townhomes.
The proposed policy, which was discussed during a City Council workshop Monday, would not require individual tenants to recycle their waste. But it would force building owners to offer them the chance to do so.
“The cool thing about this program is that, if people do adopt the practices, they [building owners] actually save money, because recycling is cheaper than having your garbage picked up,” said Mayor Buddy Dyer.