I wish Asheville would make providing recycling for renters mandatory. Confining it to this millennium, I have been a renter in New York, Maryland and Florida. They all had recycle bins near the dumpsters. I didn’t think to ask about recycling when I was looking at apartments here; it would have been like asking if there was trash service.
When I called the office after moving in to ask where the recycling area was, I was told they didn’t recycle and to just put it in the trash.
I bought a recycle bin and drive my recyclables to the transfer station when it is full. Not everyone can or will do this. My complex has over 300 units; there are several other complexes nearby with more planned. I live in South Asheville.
I’m sure many of the thousands of renters who do not now recycle would if it were convenient.
— Lynda Cozart