Owners and managers of multifamily communities (5 or more units) are required to provide adequate and convenient garbage and recycling service, as well as regular recycling education to their tenants per ORS 90.318c .
Provide adequate service.There must be sufficient service for garbage, mixed recycling and glass recycling to prevent overflow of materials. Learn more about minimum service level requirements and what service levels we recommend. Check out our Multifamily service level guide and/or contact us for a free service level assessment.
Label all containers and enclosures. Free container decals and enclosure signs are available from the city. Use the "Order Free Resources" button to order yours, and check out our Enclosure Guidelines if you're considering any design changes.
Educate your community. Property managers and owners are responsible for educating tenants about how, why and where to recycle upon move in and once a year. We recommend providing all tenants a packet of resources including our free recycling tote bag and recycling guide, as well as educating tenants at move-out on how to properly manage their bulky waste to reduce dumping. We also provide doorhangers and other flyers to help you meet your annual education requirement.
Encourage reuse. Consider setting up a swap area or another way to connect people to re-home unwanted items.
We know that a property manager’s schedule can be hectic. We are here to help you meet these requirements. We offer several resources for free including education materials, technical assistance and onsite tenant education. Order your resources by contacting us at recyclingmail@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503.-526-2665.
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