Improving multi-unit development (MUD) recycling in Melbourne

The City of Melbourne is making it easier for high rise building residents to recycle their e-waste as part of a trial program also involving the City of Yarra and Citywide. Throughout the trial, which commenced in November 2015, residents in the ten participating high rise buildings have been able to dispose of their e-waste using a dedicated bin in their building’s bin room. The service was promoted primarily through signs in bin rooms and near waste chutes. Email lists and online platforms were also used for promoting the service where available.

The trial operated on a ‘swap and go’ basis – when the bin reached capacity, it was taken to Outlook Environmental Darebin, and a new bin was installed. On average, the 660L bins were collected and replaced every 2 months. So far more than 1795kg of e-waste has been collected and 95% of this was recycled.

This project has been made possible due to funding from the Metropolitan Local Government Waste and Resource Recovery Fund.

Last updated: 30/11/2017