Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola has put forth a plan to extend the city's single-stream recycling program to multi-family housing complexes of 100 units or more, the city said Wednesday.
The proposed ordinance would go into effect July 1, the city said in a statement. Complexes containing 100 or more units make up about 83 percent of all multi-family housing in Little Rock, or 19,485 units total, the city said.
The city rolled out its single-stream recycling program in April 2012 and has seen participation and tonnage of recyclables collected nearly double, according to city officials.
“Offering residents of multi-family housing units the same recycling opportunity as other residents is important for the future,” Stodola said in the statement. “This plan will significantly expand the City’s recycling program without adding a dime in additional fees to our residential customers.”