At Your Building
Eureka Recycling provides apartment recycling service to apartment buildings, townhomes, and condominiums in Lauderdale, Roseville, and Saint Paul that have eleven or more units.
Buildings with ten or fewer units are provided with curbside recycling services.
For building managers
Setting up recycling service
Tips for recycling at your building
For those interested in starting apartment recycling
For building managers in Lauderdale, Roseville, and Saint Paul:
Recycling with Eureka Recycling is required in Lauderdale, Roseville, and Saint Paul. The cities’ recycling programs are provided by an assessment on property taxes or from utility fees, so there's no additional cost to set up recycling at apartments, townhomes, and condominiums.
Providing recycling service to residents is a great way to reduce your trash hauling service at your building and save money.
Setting up recycling services
Collection can be customized to serve your building's needs. Large (95-gallon) carts are available for bottles & cans, and paper & cardboard. Dumpsters can be provided if your building produces large amounts of paper and corrugated cardboard.
Contact us to arrange a site visit at your property. Our multifamily coordinator will help you decide where to locate your carts, provide educational brochures and posters, and initiate your recycling service.
Once recycling is set up at your building, there are a few simple ways to help make recycling run smoothly:
- Monitor your carts and keep them free of trash—trash encourages more trash! It really does. If your carts are contaminated with trash, we can’t collect your recycling.
- Make sure residents (and our drivers) can access your carts. Be sure they are not blocked by snow or parked cars.
- Let us know if the labels on your carts need replacing or if your carts are damaged and need replacing.
- Set up convenient collection points inside your building, like a small bin by the mailboxes.
- Recruit someone at your building to be the recycling monitor for your carts! Call us for help – we have everything from free posters and brochures about recycling at your building, to job descriptions for recycling monitors.
Eureka Recycling can also provide you with a variety of printed materials to help residents use the recycling service. These resources include recycling posters and annual information about how much your apartment is recycling.
Educational resources for apartment recycling are available in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.
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For residents in Lauderdale, Roseville, and Saint Paul:
Most apartment buildings, townhomes, and condominiums in the cities we serve provide a central recycling area with large recycling carts for use by all residents. Simply sort your recycling into the labeled carts provided on any day.
If you are interested in getting recycling services for your building, talk to the representative at your building or contact us and we'll talk to them for you. The cooperation of apartment owners and managers is necessary to begin recycling service.
But there is a lot you can do to encourage recycling at your building:
- Recycle! We know that it can be a challenge to find space to store recycling in your home, and it takes time and effort to sort materials and bring them down the stairs and out to the carts. But the extra effort you make to recycle really does make a difference!
- Talk to your neighbors! Check in with other people in your building (especially new residents!) and make sure they know where the carts are and how to recycle. Call Eureka Recycling's Zero-Waste Hotline at (651) 222-SORT (7678) and we can send you free flyers to pass out and posters to hang in your laundry room, lobby or on your door.
- Volunteer to be a cart monitor. We can't pick up your recycling unless the carts are trash free. Once a cart has trash in it, it attracts more trash, so keeping a close eye on what's in your carts will help keep your materials clean and recyclable!
If you do not currently have recycling service at your building, you can still recycle by using Saint Paul’s recycling drop-off center. Contact us for more information.
For building managers and residents interested in starting apartment recycling in their city:
Eureka Recycling has published a best practices toolkit for multifamily recycling, which is available to download to help anyone set up apartment recycling.
Our trained zero-waste specialists can answer all of your questions about apartment recycling.
(651) 222-SORT (7678)
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or leave a message
For TTY users, please call Minnesota Relay: 1 (800) 627-3529
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