Tukwila, WA, August 7, 2014 – In the spring of 2012, the Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA)’s Washington Multifamily Recycling Study Group (WAMRS) set out to characterize existing multifamily recycling service in Washington State and to identify best management practices for successful multifamily recycling programs. The results of this two-year effort to understand and improve multifamily recycling in Washington are now available under the Resources tab of WSRA’s website.
Preliminary findings were presented at the WSRA Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) special event in June 2013, with nearly 100 industry professionals and property managers in attendance. As work progressed, the WAMRS team further discerned that multifamily recycling success is not found in one strategy, but depends upon three components being simultaneously employed: collection logistics, policies and regulations, and education and outreach.
"We committed to this project because the quality of and access to recycling for people who live in multifamily housing lags seriously behind that of single family and commercial customers,” said Angela Wallis, WSRA Board member and WAMRS Committee Co-Chair. “That can and should change, and we're excited to help inspire the movement in Washington.”
For questions regarding the WAMRS report, please contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the WSRA office at (206) 244-0311. The Washington State Recycling Association, formed in 1976, provides leadership, networking, advocacy and education to foster the expansion, diversity and economic vitality of recycling in support of sustainable resource management. WSRA “Washington Recycles Every Day” (WRED) events provide business connections and education throughout the local recycling industry. Contact Washington State Recycling Association, 206-244-0311, www.wsra.net.
Emily Phillips, Washington State Recycling Association
says... Posted Friday, August 08, 2014
This is a terrific accomplishment, achieved with contributions by nearly 60 leaders in the industry. A huge thank you to all involved in WAMRS!