Talk to Your Tenants
Find out what your tenants' recycling needs are either by administering a quick survey or talking to them in person. What kinds of recyclable materials do they have? What are their needs and considerations for setting up a recycling program?
Find a Recycling Hauler
Comparison shop for a recycling hauler - a list of service providers is provided on our Recycling Pick-Up services page. Key questions to ask potential providers include:
- What materials do you collect and how should they be sorted?
- Do you provide collection containers (dumpster for building, bins for individual tenants)?
- What are your payment terms? Do you require a contract for service?
- Do you provide labels or signs for recycling containers?
Negotiate a Contract
Once you've selected a hauler, the next step is setting up a contract. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Resource Management Programs page has templates for Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and contracts to help you get started.