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Businesses must begin recycling

Friday, September 26, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Beginning in about a week, most commercial and multifamily properties will be required to offer recycling as part of the next phase of the city’s Universal Recycling Ordinance. The 2012 ordinance sets out minimum recycling standards for commercial properties to ensure convenient recycling is available to employees and tenants. By Oct. 1, 2017 all businesses in Austin will be required to recycle. City officials are taking steps to notify newly affected businesses of the requirements, including direct mailings, working with business organizations, conducting site visits and providing free training. For information about how to comply with the new regulations, including a series of free lunches and seminars at local restaurants in October, go to

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