Are you recycling right?

 A notice received from our waste collection service provider.  Thanks for doing your best to recycle right and keep contamination out of the yellow bin!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling
The recycling industry is experiencing high levels of contamination – trash in the recycling – at a time when the requirements for quality (clean recycling) are increasing due to new policies implemented by end markets for recyclable materials.

Earlier this year, China began to limit the quality and quantity of material it accepts for recycling, impacting the recycling industry world-wide. As a result, our focus on quality is higher than ever, as we work to ensure the long-term sustainability of our recycling programs.

When non-recyclable items (contamination) end up in your recycling, they have the potential to turn the entire load into trash, resulting in contamination and additional processing and disposal costs.

Under your service terms, you may be assessed contamination charges of up to $69.00 per yard (based on the size of your recycling container) for excess contamination found in your container during recycling collection.

Here are some tools for success – follow these simple rules
to avoid contamination charges.

RECYCLING DO’S

 

DO recycle all empty plastic bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

DO keep foods and liquids out of recycling.

DO keep plastic bags out of recycling.

RECYCLING DON’TS

DON’T bag your recyclables – plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery.

DON’T include food-soiled items – they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash.

DON’T add sharp or dangerous materials like needles and electronics – they can cause injury to our workers.

DON’T toss in “tanglers” like rubber hoses and wires – they can shut down an entire recycling center!

DON’T include bulky items like propane tanks or construction debris.

Share these tips and post them as a reminder of Waste Management’s recycling guidelines. For more tools to help your team follow the do’s and don’ts of recycling, visit www.RecycleOftenRecycleRight.com.

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Do you need to submit FORM K?

Are you renting your unit? If you are, whether it’s short-term (periods of 21 days or less) or long-term (periods greater than 21 days), a Form K – Notice of Tenants Responsibilities must be submitted to the Strata Corp.

If you are using the services of a property management company (such as High Country Vacation Rentals, Green Door Property Management or Rocky Mountain Properties), the management company is considered a Landlord and a Form K must be submitted to the Strata Corp completed with the information of the management entity.

In the event your Landlord and/or Tenancy changes a new Form K must be submitted.  If your Tenancy ends, we appreciate you letting us know so we can keep records up to date.  Number of units rented is a piece of information we are legally responsible to track and keep current.

You can find a PDF copy of FORM K in the Public Archive on our website and print it or download the file to fill it out and sign it as an electronic form.

Thanks for your cooperation!