Recycling while renting has historically been a challenge. Just google apartment recycling and most of the stories that pop up are about how to recycle in spite of living in an apartment.
Living in Oak Park, whether in apartment or house, makes being green definitely easier. The Village provides many ways and opportunities for residents to recycle but the challenge of everyday recycling is still a test when you have many people living in their own homes but still under one roof. Between people moving in an out and the packaging that comes with many online orders a typical recycling bin fills up quickly. And, though it is truly a good thing that this generation of tenants are better overall recyclers, it has caused us at Oak Park Apartments to realize we needed to up our recycling game by increasing can capacity.
Yes, that’s right – bigger and more is definitely better when we are talking recycling containers. (Hey, and there is even more space if people break down their boxes…please!)
So bring us your bottles, your cans, your papers, your plastics and cardboard…. OPA is bucking the apartment recycling norm!