According to City Code, all commercial units or persons involved in the commercial use must have at least minimal solid waste service. If you and another commercial account want to share a garbage container, recycling container, or both, you can. Sharing a container requires obtaining a notarized Commercial Sharing Account Agreement signed by the parties sharing the account, Waste Management and the City Solid Waste Coordinator.
Minimum does not always mean the smallest container available. It means the size of recycling and garbage containers required for your business (or businesses). If a container is regularly overflowing, you are not meeting the minimum standard, resulting in unnecessary overage charges that add up over time. Working with Waste Management and your City representative to ensure you have the correct size service for your needs would be advantageous.
How to Recycle
All recycling goes into a single container. As long as your recycling is clean and not in plastic bags, it can all go into the same container. If you have significant amounts of cardboard, it is sometimes easier to get a dumpster just for cardboard or bundle broken-down cardboard with a string and place it beside the container. We recommend breaking down cardboard on the side and placing it at the top of the dumpster.
Waste Management Toolkit
Design your account to work for you on the Waste Management Toolkit for Commercial Recycling. How many days a week recycling and garbage do you need? What are the best days, and what are the best size containers to suit your needs? All of this is up to you. Do you need weekend service? Let Waste Management know.