What materials must be included in the recycling program?
The following materials are mandatory for all multi-unit recycling programs:
• Newspaper
• Catalogues and magazines
• Mixed paper, flyer, envelopes
• Shredded paper: enclosed or contained within a securely tied transparent or semi-transparent bag
• Telephone books and soft cover books
• Boxboard
• Corrugated cardboard
• Metal food and beverage containers
• Aluminum cans, aluminum foil and aluminum foil plates
• Refundable beverage containers (not glass)
• Plastic containers with the recycling symbols 1-7, excluding polystyrene foam
• Plastic bags, wrap and film: bundled within a single bag for collection
• Tetra Packs

All the materials must be accepted in your multi-unit recycling program. You are welcome to accept additional materials such as glass, or to add a food and yard waste program as well.

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1. Why do multi-unit complexes need to have a recycling program?
2. My multi-unit property pays a fee for recycling already to the Town of Cochrane, the Eco Centre Fee, what is this?
3. When is my Waste & Recycling Plan due?
4. When do we need to have a recycling program in place?
5. Do I need to submit my Waste & Recycling Plan again in the future?
6. What materials must be included in the recycling program?
7. Does this program apply to my small apartment building?
8. Won’t adding recycling to my current collection service cost more?
9. What if there isn’t enough room for recycling containers?
10. Where can I get printed material?
11. I want to provide in-unit bins for residents. How can I minimize costs?
12. How do I plan the program roll out?
13. How do I follow up with residents who missed the roll out?
14. What if my residents don’t want to participate in the program?
15. What if I decide to make property alterations?