Waste in apartment blocks - Building Manager

Waste in apartment blocks - Building Manager
Bins are allocated to a property during the development application based on the number of residential and commercial units. This is done to ensure that the building is designed to sufficiently hold the number of bins required by the residents. Waste in apartment blocks - Building Manager Bins are allocated to a property during the development application based on the number of residential and commercial units. This is done to ensure that the building is designed to sufficiently hold the number of bins required by the residents. Waste and Recycling

​​​​​How bins are allocated

Bins are allocated to a property during the development application based on the number of residential and commercial units. This is done to ensure that the building is designed to sufficiently hold the number of bins required by the residents.

Depending on the size and layout of the building bins may be allocated as 240, 660 or 1100 litre wheelie bins and either collected onsite or from the kerb.

Type of service

240L bin

660L bin

1100L bin

Rubbish (red)

Put out on the kerbside or collected  onsite

Put out on the kerbside or collected onsite

Collected onsite

Recycling (yellow)

Put out on the kerbside or collected onsite

Put out on the kerbside or collected onsite

Collected onsite

Garden waste (green)

Put out on the Kerbside for collection

 

 

Waste Responsibilities

Booking clean-ups

Clean ups​ can be booked up to one year in advance and it is best to give residents as much notice as possible on upcoming collections.

You can book collections by calling 9707 9000 or online at cb.city/cleanup

Maintaining bin storage areas

It is the responsibility of the building management to ensure that the bin rooms remain clean and accessible. This is particularly important on collection days as inaccessible bins will not be serviced. 

Keeping a bin bay clean and well-lit encourages residents to do the right thing and correctly place their waste inside the bins provided.

Managing illegal dumping onsite

It is the responsibility of building management to manage and remove illegal dumping onsite. It is illegal to move dumping from private property onto the nature strip more than 24 hours prior to a Clean Up collection.

Additional recycling services

Following a trial in 2016-17 the City of Canterbury Bankstown recognises that our apartment blocks are able to offer us the opportunity to recycle additional items beyond our standard red, green, and yellow bins.

To help improve resource recovery and ease pressure on rubbish collections council is offering large (70+units) additional recycling services. These include:

  • Mattress collections,

  • Electronic waste,

  • Polystyrene (foam),

  • Textiles and,

  • Bulky Cardboard.

Additional information

Additional Recycling Services in Apartments Agreement

Case Study - The City of Canterbury Bankstown – Resource Recovery of Problem Wastes

Applications must be made by the building management on behalf of the owner's corporation, applications by residents will not be accepted.

For more information and to apply please contact Reso​urce Recovery on 9707 9000 or email recycle@cbcity.nsw.gov.au.​

By-laws and waste

By-laws are increasingly used to manage waste issues and illegal dumping in apartment blocks.

These laws can be used to recoup costs following dumping from tenants moving on as they are attributed to the specific unit. It is then the responsibility of the owner to charge the tenants bond for the removal of the dumping.