Information for multi-unit developments

In Yarra, there are a wide range of apartment buildings (aka multi-unit developments – MUD), each with their own waste and recycling systems.

We've developed educational materials to help apartment residents work out the correct items to put in recycling and rubbish bins.

If you live in an apartment building or MUD serviced by Council, we’ll provide you with a shared purple-lidded glass bin to sort your glass bottles and jars from other recyclables.

The first glass collections will begin from the week beginning Monday 23 November. What you can put in the yellow-lidded recycling bin will also change from this date.

Note: Some apartment buildings have private waste collection (not serviced by Yarra). The items accepted by their recycling processors are different to the items accepted by Yarra's recycling processor. Find out more about private waste collection recycling.

Bin posters to help you sort your rubbish and recycling

Use these posters to help everyone easily identify what you can put in the recycling, glass and rubbish bins, and provide advice on what to do with unwanted items.

You can download, print and laminate them to put in your building’s bin room, your apartment or other common areas.

We can also provide you with large rigid posters (size A1, A3, or A4) of the Recycling, Glass, Rubbish and Unwanted items posters, as well as stickers to place on your bins. You can request them by completing our online request form or by calling Customer Service on 03 9205 5555.

Bin posters

We also have translated versions of these posters in other languages (Arabic, Greek, Italian, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese) for you to download and print at home.

Bin stickers

Toolkit for apartment buildings

We've developed a comprehensive Toolkit to help building managers, owners’ corporations and other representative bodies know how to set up an effective waste and recycling system for residents who live in apartment buildings.

Download Toolkit for apartment building management

Bin collection calendar

The purple-lidded glass bin will be collected fortnightly and will alternate each week with your yellow-lidded recycling bin collection. 

For property managers of multi-unit developments

We are committed to helping property managers and residents of apartment buildings get rubbish and recycling right. If you are a Property Manager, Chair of an owners corporation or Building Manager of a property that receives our waste service , please complete our survey to tell us about your building requirements.

This information will help us to roll out the new glass and recycling service to you. We will also use your information to send you resources to help you and your residents get recycling right.

Take the survey