Multifamily Recycling

​​If You Are a Property Manager in Broward County

As a property manager or owner, you may be able to reduce waste and associated disposal costs by implementing a recycling program. Savings are often realized through a reduction in service days and the use of smaller waste containers as recycling increases.

Many cities have agreements with haulers to provide solid waste and recycling services to apartment and condominium communities. Contact your city for the names of haulers authorized to provide recycling services.

Here are some tips to help you set up a recycling program. Broward County may also be able to provide assistance and educational tools to help you implement a program. Contact

Multifamily structures

If You Live in a Multifamily Complex in Broward County

Residents of multifamily communities (condos, apartments) in Broward County are encouraged to recycle. Single-stream recycling makes that easy because you can put recyclable items together in the same container. There's no need to sort. If recycling isn't available where you live, watch our new multifamily recycling video, then talk to your property manager or HOA about getting a program started.

Recycling Guidelines

Place these items together in your recycling cart:

  • Newspapers, inserts, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, office paper, soft-covered books, file folders, soda cartons and crushed boxes from items such as cereal, tissues, rice and pasta
  • Plastic bottles and jugs such as milk, water, detergent and shampoo containers (narrow necks only)
  • Glass bottles and jars, milk and juice cartons and drink boxes
  • Aluminum and steel food and beverage containers
  • Cardboard from non-food items such as shipping boxes

Items should be placed directly into recycling containers. Please do not place recycling in plastic bags.

DO NOT place these items in your recycling cart:

  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Plastic bags or plastic wrap
  • Styrofoam or plastic take-out containers or trays
  • Certain glass products including window and auto glass, light bulbs, mirrors, glass cookware, bakeware and other ceramics
  • Scrap metal
  • Paint and pesticides
  • Electronic waste and accessories
  • Medical waste and pharmaceuticals
  • Household garbage and other waste such as gas cylinders, tanks, rocks, dirt, building debris, flammables, small appliances
  • Food-contaminated paper or cardboard, or waxed cardboard
  • Pizza boxes
  • Misc. plastics (toys, cups, etc.)

For more information about multifamily recycling, call your municipal recycling department or 954-765-4999.​​​​​​​​​