The City of Fort Collins amended its Land Use Code in December 2004 (Ordinance 198) to require recycling areas to be built along with trash enclosures for all new commercial or multi-family housing construction. This new requirement ensures that future tenants or occupants who wish to recycle are not constrained by a lack of space. The purpose of this requirement is to:
The trash/recycling enclosure statutes contained in the City of Fort Collins Land Use Code apply to all new and significantly remodeled commercial or multi-family structures. Structures that are exempt from the provisions include single-family dwellings; and multi-family dwellings where there are no central or communal refuse or recycling collection or storage facilities (or where refuse and recyclable materials are stored and collected on an individual unit basis).
Additional enclosure suggestions from one local trash/recycling company: