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Investing in a Greener Future: Prioritize a Recycling Program for Your Multifamily Rentals

Waste collection receptacle outside multifamily rental propertyRecycling can be an effective strategy for reducing waste in the United States and fostering a healthier environment. Today’s renters are more environmentally conscious than any generation that came before them. Establishing a recycling program for your multifamily units can be advantageous for landlords, property owners, and tenants for this and other reasons. By adopting a recycling program, not only could you save money, but you could also attract more tenants! Still not convinced? Read on to discover more benefits of setting up a recycling program for your multifamily homes.

Reduced disposal fees

Let’s begin by discussing finances. Let’s be specific about the amount of money you shell out each month for waste disposal. Every year, the cost of disposing of waste increases, and waste disposal companies are starting to raise their prices to match. Developing a recycling program is going to save you money on both of those fees. By redirecting a portion of your garbage for recycling rather than disposal, you can significantly reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and, as a result, reduce your overall waste disposal expenses. In addition, the frequency with which trash cans must be cleared will be reduced. The requirement for replacements or additional equipment may be reduced as a result of longer lifespans for dumpsters and rubbish containers.

Reduced environmental degradation

Recycling protects natural resources by converting discarded materials into new products rather than utilizing virgin materials for production, which frequently results in habitat destruction, deforestation, and disruption of ecosystems. Moreover, multifamily dwellings generate a considerable quantity of waste. By putting in place a recycling program, recyclable garbage is diverted from landfills, reducing the amount of waste that would otherwise occupy limited landfill space. The transition to a more sustainable business model that aims to reduce waste generation is facilitated by multifamily buildings that have recycling programs in place.

Attract and retain tenants

As previously mentioned, today’s tenants are more environmentally conscious than ever before. In fact, a poll of more than 1,200 tenants found that nearly 70% of them believed recycling to be crucial when choosing a place to live. Pew Research Center estimates that 36% of the 122.8 million households in the country are made up of renters. If you’re having difficulties finding tenants for your homes, find out what these millions of renters are looking for. You’ll be able to keep your current tenants as well as draw in new ones if you include recycling in your rental properties. Tenants like it when their landlords take special care to protect the environment, and they are more likely to renew their lease if they are aware that recycling is available on-site.

Responsibly manage resources

Recycling is one manner in which we can all fulfill our obligation to protect the environment. Create a recycling program for your multifamily rental buildings and take the initiative. At first glance, it could seem like extra work, but once installed and in use, it might offer significant advantages. Recycling encourages responsible resource management, waste elimination, and ecological impact reduction by conserving natural resources, reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, safeguarding ecosystems, and contributing to a healthier and more resilient future for future generations. Individuals are able to change the world and contribute to a healthy planet thanks to collective action.

Starting a recycling program for your rental properties can reduce costs, benefit the environment, and make tenants happy. Everyone benefits from this circumstance!

If you want to optimize your rental properties and more easily attract quality tenants, it may be time to call in the experts! Contact your local Real Property Management office to learn more about how we can save you time and money today!

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