Last month the Denton City Recycling Program extended its services to all the districts apartment dwellers in buildings of seven units or more.

Apartment complexes received two large communal containers, one blue and one gray that were placed in the garbage or parking areas of the buildings. The blue containers are for glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, and plastic soda bottles (this state redemption value only). No plastic bags, milk containers, or water jugs are accepted. The gray containers are for newspapers, magazines, junk mail, phone books, and scrap paper. Residents should have received notices announcing the beginning of the program and instructing them on exactly how and what to recycle.

” We are excited to bring apartment recycling services to Denton city”, said program manager Vivian Lindsey “This system is designed for the convenience of the residents.”

The apartment recycling program started in the southern part of the city in the winter of 2016-2017 and has been steadily working its way northward. With Denton city now totally incorporated into the city’s recycling consciousness, the program is 80 percent complete, serving 5.800 apartment buildings, with approximately 100.000 units.

“We try as much as we can to service all apartment buildings,” noted Nigel McDonald, apartment recycling manager for Rusty Roof. “But we do encounter situations where there is no room in the garbage area for these large containers. In this case… we will work with building managers in any way possible to bring recycling to residents who want the service.”

Residents who would like to disseminate recycling information to their neighbors are encouraged to contact Nigel McDonald or his colleagues from Rusty Roof directly, calling to their office from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m.