Apartments and multi-unit developments

Increasing numbers of apartments and other multi-unit developments (MUDs) are being built across metropolitan Melbourne to accommodate our growing population. However, MUDs have their own unique challenges when it comes to waste management and resource recovery.

MUDs often experience lower resource recovery rates and higher contamination rates, due to inadequate information for residents and, waste management design and planning for the building.

MWRRG has addressed the need for improved waste management and resource recovery in MUDs by developing specific recycling collateral and a toolkit to assist councils.

Apartment recycling collateral

Our recycling collateral is designed for real estate agents, owners’ corporations, building managers and councils to use with residents living in an apartment. It provides clear information about recycling in their building and how to dispose of other unwanted items.

Download the apartment recycling collateral

If you'd like to customise the collateral to your building, please email Joshua Rule at joshua.rule@mwrrg.vic.gov.au for the design files.

Multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit

The Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments toolkit assists councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for MUDs (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

It assists councils to:  

  • understand how to apply state government policies and guidelines for waste management and recycling through the planning process for MUDs, apartments and mixed use developments
  • understand the role and scope of waste management plans (WMPs) and considerations for council’s planning processes
  • improve their capability and confidence to negotiate and assess the design of waste and recycling facilities in MUDs, apartments and mixed use developments.

Download the toolkit and associated resources

Apartment recycling collateral

  • Apartment recycling collateral - moving out brochure Promotional item 313 KB

    This moving out brochure is designed for real estate agents, owners’ corporations and councils to use with residents living in an apartment. It helps provide clear information about recycling in their building and how to dispose of other unwanted items.

  • Apartment recycling collateral - moving in brochure Promotional item 1.3 MB

    This moving in brochure is designed for real estate agents, owners’ corporations and councils to use with residents living in an apartment. It helps provide clear information about recycling in their building and how to dispose of other unwanted items.

  • Apartment recycling collateral - A3 bin area sign Promotional item 242 KB

    This A3 bin area sign is designed for real estate agents, owners’ corporations and councils to use with residents living in an apartment. It helps provide clear information about recycling in their building.

  • Apartment recycling collateral - recycling bin sticker Promotional item 713 KB

    This recycling bin sticker is designed for real estate agents, owners’ corporations and councils to use with residents living in an apartment. It helps provide clear information about recycling in their building and how to dispose of other unwanted items.

MUDs toolkit

  • Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit Toolkit 1 MB

    The Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit aims to assist local councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for multi-unit developments (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

  • Resource recovery in multi-unit developments WMP - checklist Other 268 KB

    This checklist is part of the Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit. The MUDs toolkit aims to assist local councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for multi-unit developments (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

  • Resource recovery in multi-unit developments WMP - guide Guidance Document 252 KB

    This guide is part of the Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit. The MUDs toolkit aims to assist local councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for multi-unit developments (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

  • Resource recovery in multi-unit developments WMP - template Template 249 KB

    This template is part of the Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit. The MUDs toolkit aims to assist local councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for multi-unit developments (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

Last updated: 06/04/2021