Bay Property Group has always encouraged people to seek a greener, healthier lifestyle and we try to always think about the environment in the course of managing properties under our care, but recycling has become more important in today's times.
We were intrigued to come across a webinar of paper, plastic, metal, and glass recycling representatives discussing the crucial role recyclables play in the supply chain to keep essential products like grocery and healthcare items stocked during COVID-19. One of the panelists called this flashpoint a World War II moment, citing President Roosevelt's leaning on Americans to contribute to the war effort by recycling metals, paper, and rags.
Recycling is open for business
Since the U.S. Department of Homeland Security deemed waste collection an essential service, garbage, compost, and recycling pickups continue unabated throughout the Bay Area.
Please pay careful attention to local rules. For example, in Alameda County, the company tells multi-unit owners to place all extra recycling in a paper bag or cardboard box next to the recycling cart or bin to help keep the workforce safe. If you have a cart service - that is, 20–96 gallons) for trash, Waste Management says they will pick up extra trash in one personal metal or plastic 32-gallon container with handles (not to exceed 75 pounds) at no additional cost.
We have a good handle on pick-up dates and the specifications for shapes, sizes, and other nuances, and we remain on standby, remotely, to answer any questions relating to budget and proper disposal. If tenants leave out loose materials or are not disposing of waste properly, we will give them a friendly reminder and educate them on proper procedures.
It is always a good practice to keep cardboard dry, avoid saturation, flatten boxes as much as humanly possible, and remove any plastic and other contaminants. For more tips on how cardboard can be bundled for easy storage, transportation, or disposal, consult this article.
Thinking inside the box
For the creative types or those who want arts and crafts projects for children, there is no shortage of uses for extra cardboard lying around. We came across a handful of videos of YouTube that show you, step-by-step, how to make a toy guitar, smartphone projector, phone speakers, table football, and many more clever ideas.