Victoria’s Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) has released new, free resources for property managers and owners’ corporations to help improve recycling in multi-unit developments (MUDs).
According to a MWRRG statement, apartments, units and other MUDs usually have lower recycling rates, more contaminated recycling and are illegal dumping hotspots.
Contamination rates in apartment buildings can be as high as 71 per cent, compared to 13.5 per cent for general households.
“Apartments present a unique challenge for recycling because they usually have highly transient residents and their recycling services can be provided by the private sector or councils, unlike most detached houses which are serviced by councils,” the statement reads.
“This can lead to confusion about how to recycle and manage waste correctly.”
MWRRG CEO Jillian Riseley said the new resources will not only improve recycling, but save time and money associated with incorrect recycling and illegal dumping.
“We are excited to unveil these new resources to help make it easier for property managers and owners’ corporations to provide information to residents about their recycling and disposing of large, unwanted items in metropolitan Melbourne,” she said.
“By working with property managers, owners’ corporations, industry and councils to develop this new collateral we are filling a knowledge gap for residents.”
MWRRG’s universal recycling collateral for MUDs includes:
• A moving in brochure explaining what can be recycled and how to dispose of other unwanted items.
• A moving out brochure explaining how to recycle or dispose of unwanted items.
• Bin area signage explaining how to recycle or dispose of unwanted items.
• A recycling bin sticker showing what can be recycled through the building’s recycling service.