Brooks Tower partnered with Circular Colorado to provide a recycling collection pilot program for residents.
Collection started December 1, 2022, and ran through June 2023.
Brooks Tower did not have an on-site recycling collection program, but residents of the building expressed interested in participating in a recycling collection program. As a response, Circular Colorado designed an easy-to-use pilot recycling collection program to collect some of the most commonly recyclable items.
This pilot recycling program allowed Circular Colorado to test how to create a successful, long-term recycling collection program in a multi-family residential building. This pilot helped determine how residents respond to recycling guidelines and what resources are needed to ensure a successful recycling program in a multi-family building.
Residents were asked to sign up to participate in the program and were allowed access to the recycling room through an app on their phone. Plastic beverage bottles, glass beverage bottles, aluminum beverage cans and bottles, food/beverage cartons, mixed paper, cardboard, and certain electronics were accepted for recycling. Collection containers were set up inside the trash room where residents put commingled recycling into bins and put cardboard separately into cages. Participation was tracked via the app residents used to access the collection room.
- The number of residents that signed up to participate in the pilot
- The number of people in each participating household
- How often a participating households accessed the collection room
- The weight of recyclable material collected
- Types of contamination (if present)