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Dallas: Apartment Recycling Compliance "Slow, Complicated"

Dallas: Apartment Recycling Compliance "Slow, Complicated"
Beginning January 1, Dallas apartment buildings were required to implement recycling facilities onsite.

At the start of the new year, most Dallas apartment buildings were required to implement recycling facilities onsite. However, the Dallas Observer reports that implementation has been “slow and complicated.”

In June 2018, the Dallas City Council passed an ordinance requiring all multifamily dwelling complexes with more than eight units to have a recycling system set up that can support all residents of the building.

According to the report, city officials could not confirm what percentage of apartment complexes subject to the ordinance have met its requirements or how many complexes in the city are bound by the new requirement. But city officials know that many complexes aren't in compliance with the new law.

Dallas Observer has more information:

As of Jan. 1, most Dallas apartment buildings are required to have recycling facilities on-site, but not all of them do yet, city officials say, and implementation is a slow and complicated process.

“Most of the facilities we've talked to have been not necessarily excited, but understanding of it,” said Susan Alvarez, assistant director of Dallas' Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability.

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