Educational signs and resources are available to assist residents in choosing the right bin or chute in their complex.
ACT strata managers, apartment building managers, body corporation committees or other representative bodies can order selected printed waste education signage and material free of charge by filling in the order form (PDF 427KB). Managers will need to pick up resources from Suez in Hume.
PDF copies of the signs and posters are available to anyone to download and print.
Materials and downloads available
Waste Management in Multi-Unit Developments
The Department of the Environment and Energy, in partnership with ACT NoWaste (ACT Government), conducted research into the recycling contamination and resident knowledge and beliefs in multi-unit dwellings (apartment buildings and townhouse complexes) in the Australian Capital Territory. The research aimed to evaluate the extent and types of contamination, the effectiveness of an ACT NoWaste communication campaign, and gather contextual information about certain recycling behaviours and attitudes.
The results will feed into future trials in a continuing partnership with ACT NoWaste to reduce recycling contamination, and will contribute to a growing evidence base to improve waste management outcomes across Australia.
Understanding drivers of recycling behaviour in ACT multi-unit developments - report (2019)
Providing friendly feedback on recycling contamination in ACT multi-unit developments - report (2020)
Waste Management Consultants
Strata and building managers can also seek services from waste management consultants who can provide advice and solutions to improve recycling outcomes and lower waste costs.