Arlington Citizen-Journal

Apartment residents will have more recycling options in this North Texas city


Sometimes living in a healthier world requires a little extra work.

And for those living in multi-family developments or apartments, it can mean even more work, which is why the City of Arlington is helping make recycling a little easier for them.

In addition to the seven locations already located throughout the city for such residents, Arlington’s Solid Waste and Recycling division is also running a drop-off recycling pilot program at the Bob Duncan Center, located in Vandergriff Park at 2800 S. Center St., through the end of May.

“Providing additional recycling opportunities for our multi-family tenants helps to promote environmental stewardship and a circular economy,” said Jennifer Shaver, City of Arlington Environmental Programs Coordinator. “Not only is recycling the environmentally conscience thing to do, it diverts these reusable products from our waste stream, saves valuable landfill space and creates additional jobs.”

Besides providing a place for apartment complex and other multi-family development tenants a place to recycle, these locations provide a place for all residents to drop off bulk recycling items, such as cardboard moving boxes. Other drop-offs are located at:

(Former) Central Library Express, 200 N. Cooper Street

East Branch Library, 1624 New York Ave

Northeast Branch Library, 1905 E. Brown Blvd.

Lake Arlington Branch Library, 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd.

Woodland West Branch, 2837 W. Park Row Drive

Southeast Branch Library, 900 SE Green Oaks Blvd.

Southwest Branch Library, 3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd.

When utilizing the drop-off locations, it is important to remember a few helpful tips:

Flatten all cardboard boxes.

Keep food/drink containers empty, clean and dry.

No styrofoam, food products, leaves, grass, limbs, clothing or furniture items.

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Recycling is not currently mandated in existing multi-family homes and is only required of new multi-family construction, Shaver said. She said staff will review the Bob Duncan Center pilot after completion and determine if the site would benefit from serving as a permanent location.

Beyond that, she said the addition of more sites will depend largely on population growth and demand.

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