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Carriage House Apartments

Carriage House Apartments in Fremont is a gated community with 123 rental units. Starting in February 2012, in an effort to reduce garbage collection fees and be more eco-friendly, management replaced on-site recycling carts with larger bins to increase capacity, and launched an outreach campaign to residents. With hands-on support from the waste service provider’s recycling representative, they distributed reusable recycling bags and flyers to announce the new program, explain the recycling procedures, and encourage residents to participate. In addition, management has an on-going program to remind and encourage residents to recycle. Residents have enthusiastically embraced the new recycling program while keeping contamination exceptionally low. To date, Carriage House Apartments have more than doubled their recycling and reduced garbage by 312 cubic yards per year, resulting in savings of over $4,500 annually.

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