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Bill Would Require Apartment Recycling Options

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, February 17, 2011

The bill by Democratic Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield would require apartment owners to provide recycling service to tenants.  The legislation would apply to multi-family housing of five or more units.  Mark Murray of Californians Against Waste is a big fan of the bill:

"Less than 40% of those living in multi-family residences in CA have access to convenient recycling.  85% of the waste generated at multi-family residences still goes to landfills."

Murray says the recycling rate for single-family homes is much higher - more than 50 percent - since nearly all communities have curb-side recycling.  Blumenfield pushed a similar bill through the legislature in 2009, but it was vetoed by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.  In his veto message he said the legislation placed costly requirements on apartment owners. 
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