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Three Digital Marketing Methods Every Property Manager Can Use To Promote Their Multifamily Recycling Program

By Lisa R Cassidy |   Jan 25, 2018

According to the US Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey, there are more than 18.9 million multifamily households in buildings with 5 or more units.  If you include 2 to 4 unit buildings, multifamily households represent 61% of all households in the US.1

In recent years, most multifamily residents have begun viewing recycling programs as an added benefit. According to an article in Propertymanagementinsider.com, in 2015, recycling was among the top five community amenities in the National Multifamily Housing Council/Kingsley Apartment Resident Preferences.

This is a pretty significant and welcome change. Historically, resident turnover, space constraints and the inconvenience of storing and sorting recycled materials has made it more challenging to get residents of multifamily units to recycle correctly and consistently compared to single family dwellings. However, thanks to property managers, easily accessible collection points (in some cases on every floor) are now much more common. Availability of colored bins alongside trash dumpsters and easy to understand signage is also more the norm, then the exception.

So, the question becomes, how do you continue to foster participation, while decreasing costs and increasing education? Simple. Frequent and clear communication.  Okay, not so simple. However, we know it works.  The growing trend in most successful recycling programs is to go to residents directly and on a continuous basis.

[Slide Deck] What The Right Tools, a Realistic Budget and a Focused Marketing Strategy Can Do To Help Your Recycling Message Get Heard

By Lisa R Cassidy |   Dec 19, 2017

As with most things, one size does not fit all. Gone are the days of mass produced print pieces, email campaigns and informational web pages written for one audience.

Content that works is customized and written for sub-segments within your target audience. It is written in multiple forms - whether it is a social media post, email, blog article, third party digital publication, company web site or video – to ensure it gets found. And it is written for all the various stages in the learning process – from first time recyclers to recycling champions.

In this PowerPoint, I will provide you an example of a recycling manufacturer that went from no web site to over 10,000 visitors in one year. No google presence to dominating page 1 search results, organically and through paid search. No videos, social media posts or blog articles to published content in all 3 areas every month and hundreds of social interactions.