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Welcome to Arterra
As the caretakers of our vibrant community, we wanted to address a matter that impacts us all – the correct sorting and disposal of refuse. It has come to our attention that there has been an increase in instances where refuse is being disposed of in the wrong bins, and boxes are not being broken down. This behavior has a negative impact on community cleanliness and hampers our efforts to maintain a sustainable and eco-friendly environment. San Francisco has set standards for waste management, and as residents of this beautiful city, we have a shared responsibility to adhere to these guidelines.
Why Proper Refuse Sorting Matters:
The Budget: Every individual member of Arterra has to pay higher refuse costs when trash, recycling, and compost are not properly broken down and sorted. The city of SF will eventually require Arterra to hire a refuse sorting vendor if this issue is not resolved. This cost will directly impact your HOA fees.
Environmental Impact: Proper sorting helps ensure that recyclable and compostable materials are processed efficiently, reducing the burden on landfills and conserving valuable resources.
Community Aesthetics: Not breaking down your box before discarding in the recycling bin is the reason you see overflowing recycling in the trash area every week. By taking just a couple moments to break down (flatten your box) before discarding in the bin will prevent overflows and contribute to a clean and well-maintained community which everyone can be proud of.
How You Can Help:
Educate Yourself: Familiarize yourself with the guidelines mentioned above. The more we know, the better we can contribute to a cleaner environment.
Encourage Others: Spread the word to your neighbors and friends about the importance of proper refuse sorting. A collective effort makes a significant impact.
Be Mindful: Take an extra moment when disposing of your waste to ensure it goes into the correct bin. Small actions add up to big results.
Together, we can address these concerns and ensure our community remains a shining example of responsible living. Let’s work together to maintain the beauty of our neighborhood and continue to be proud residents of San Francisco.
A fresh initiative to keep Mission Bay sparkling clean is taking root in our community. Starting in January 2024, a monthly neighborhood clean-up effort has begun and the support of individual community members like you will be imperative to it’s a success. Check out details below for how to get involved!
2024 MB Monthly Clean-Up dates
Jan 6 / Feb 3 / Mar 2 / Apr 13 / May 4 / Jun 8 / Jul 6 / Aug 3 / Sep 7 / Oct 5 / Nov 2
As the holiday season graces our vibrant San Francisco community, we want to share some practical tips to make your day-to-day life in our high-rise haven even more enjoyable. Let’s dive into some simple yet effective ways to embrace the season and the unique experience of high-rise living.
Holiday Ambiance with a View: Décor Ideas Adding a touch of festivity to your living space is a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Residents are welcome to place any type of decoration inside their windows that sparks joy this season. A wreath can also be hung on your unit door provided it doesn’t damage your door. Anything placed on your balcony should be meant for outdoor use, UL rated if it lights up, and never hung on the railing or walls.
Mindful Noise Levels: Creating a Harmonious Environment Living in close quarters means that a little consideration goes a long way. Whether you’re playing music, hosting a gathering, or watching a movie, be mindful of your noise levels—especially during the nighttime hours. It’s the perfect season for joyous sounds, so let’s keep the cheer within our own spaces.
Fire-Safe Celebrations: A High-Rise Priority Enhance the festive spirit safely. If you’re opting for a Christmas tree, choose fire-resistant decorations and keep the tree hydrated. Mindful use of candles and lights ensures a warm ambiance without compromising safety. Let’s all contribute to a fire-safe and joyous high-rise holiday experience.
Communal Connection: Small Acts, Big Impact High-rise living is a unique and communal experience. Take this time to connect with your neighbors—share a smile, offer a friendly greeting in the elevator, or perhaps organize a small get-together. The beauty of our community lies in these simple yet profound connections.
Reflect and Appreciate: Gratitude for Everyday Moments As the year winds down, take a moment to appreciate the day-to-day moments that make your community special. Whether it’s the stunning city views, the convenience of shared amenities, or the sense of belonging in our unique community, find gratitude in the simple pleasures of daily life.
The holidays are right around the corner and with more friends and family visiting this time of year we think it’s a great time to remind residents about how to keep noise at a neighborly level throughout the year.
We know that everyone loves to celebrate with friends and family, and we want you to have fun! But it’s also important to be mindful of your neighbors, especially during the late night and early morning hours.
Here are a few reminders about Arterra rules pertaining to reducing noise:
- Keep the volume of all noise at a reasonable level at all times and reduce noise significantly after 10 P.M. and before 8:00 A.M.
- If you are having a gathering, turn the music way down at 10P.M. and ask your guests to reduce voice levels and avoid shouting.
- Close windows and doors when possible to contain noise in your residence.
- Cover 65% of all hard surface floors with padded area rugs to reduce noise transfer to surrounding units, especially in high traffic areas such as living rooms, hallways, and kitchens.
- Avoid using noisy appliances at night.
By following these simple rules, we can all help to create a more peaceful and enjoyable environment for everyone.