Electronic Recycling Events for Multifamily Properties

Electronic Recycling Events for Multifamily Properties

July 31, 2023 UER Team No Comments

Multi-family Waste Management

As a property manager, you might be concerned about all of the waste that your apartment complex generates. Along with offering valet, dual stream, or single stream services within your complex, you may want to encourage your tenants to recycle other forms of waste. E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills but equals 70% of overall toxic waste. E-waste frequently contains hazardous materials predominantly lead and mercury, and is produced by households, businesses, governments, and industries.

Hosting a collection event at your property

What are Collection Events?

Collection events are a cost-efficient way to divert thousands of electronics from the landfill as well as provide a positive experience for residents. These events can be hosted by municipalities, homeowners’ associations,  multifamily property management, MUDs, Keep America Beautiful affiliates, Churches and, other community groups, as well as businesses, property management companies and, office towers.

How to Host a Electronic Recycling Event at your Property

1. Select an electronic recycler

As a multi-family property manager, it can be difficult to navigate the electronic recycling process. That is why it’s important to choose an electronic recycler whom you can trust that is committed to the the highest standards of responsible recycling.

2.Determine Collection Method

Work with your electronic recycler to determine what type of collection service will best suit your property’s needs. Collection events can take place at your leasing office or parking lot with several options to collect electronics:

  • Walk-up – Tenants can simply walk-up to the designated collection site and leave their recyclables with the team of recycling professionals.
  • Drive-up – Tenants can drive their electronics to the point of collection for the team to unload and collect electronics.
  • Special Arrangements – Tenants are also able to make special arrangements with the team to retrieve items. This is especially useful for elderly residents.
3.Educate Residents

Promote electronic recycling as a perk of your apartment complex to attract new tenants and retain existing tenants.  While the number one benefit of hosting an electronic recycling event for tenants is convenience, it also makes multifamily properties and communities cleaner and more environmentally friendly.

A Cleaner, Greener, Multifamily Property

With over a decade of local recycling experience supporting 5000+ events, UER has the ability to take our best practices and tailor a program to your unique needs and goals. UER will be your partner in every step of the process, from location selection, event promotion, event setup, labor, and event management to final reporting at recycling completion. Contact us to learn how UER can assist you with your electronic recycling needs.