The City of Dallas says these items may be recycled

Lake Highlands residents live in the City of Dallas and send our kids to Richardson schools, so we sometimes aren’t quite sure where we fit. Did you see Monday’s Dallas Morning News article, with instructions on using those special blue recycling bags? Dedicate recyclers know that contradicts Dallas’ mandate to drop recyclables directly into blue rolling bins provided by the city.

So, what gives?

The DMN article refers to Richardson’s policy, which requires using blue recycling bags. That’s contrary to Dallas requirements, which apply to Lake Highlands and say “all recyclable material should be placed in Recycle Ben [the name creative sanitation officials gave their blue mascot] or the recycling drop-off location without being bagged. Recyclables should be contained in the roll cart, there should be no extra bags or cardboard boxes on top of the roll cart or on the side of the roll cart.”

A new mandate, which took effect this year, requires all multifamily property owners to provide recycling facilities on properties with 8 or more units.