Resources for apartment buildings

Looking to improve waste and recycling in your apartment building?

Over 80 percent of Waverley Council's residents live in apartment buildings. Strata and building managers and engaged residents play an important role in ensuring the recycling is properly sorted, bulky waste is disposed of responsibly, and rubbish areas are hygienic in their buildings..

We have prepared a range of free resources with the unique challenges of apartment buildings in mind. Click on the headings below to view, download or order resources using our online form.


Listen: Podcast: Practical waste management tips from Waverley Council

In podcast episode 152 of Your Strata Property, Practical waste management tips from Waverley Council, Strata lawyer Amanda Farmer interviews Waverley Council’s, Sustainable Waste Manager, Beth Kasumovic.

Signs, stickers, flyers and tote bags

Please complete the form here to request the following services.

  • Bin bay signs

    Tips: Install where your bins are stored using Liquid Nails. Ideal placement is high enough not to be obscured when the lid is open.

    Dimensions and material: A3 or A2 corflute

    Available for blue, red, green and yellow bins. 

    Sample:


  • Bin stickers 

    Tips: Apply to both sides and front of each bin.

    Dimensions and material: 210mm x 190mm

    Available for blue, red, green and yellow bins.

    Sample:


  • Chute signs and stickers

    Tips: Install on chute doors.

    Sample:
  • No Plastic Bags stickers

    Sticker to remind residents that bagged recyclables and soft plastics are not accepted in recycling bins. Apply to both sides of lid (inside and outside) on your yellow and blue-lidded recycling bins.
  • Flyers
  • Recycling collection totes


Digital tools

Move-in and move-out packs




Digital PDF version of What Goes Where, Bulky Waste and Recycle Smart app info. This provides all the relevant info to new tenants.

RecycleSmart app



The RecycleSmart app provides instant answers on what goes in which bin!

Downloadable pdfs

Waste strata by-laws

Strata by-law template for waste management

Waverley Council has prepared a template by-law and provides this for free to strata communities within our Local Government Area.

The by-law is a tool for strata communities to address waste management and disposal issues in apartment buildings and can be tailored for use in your building.

The by-law:

  • Clarifies responsibility for correct disposal of rubbish, recycling and bulky household waste; and
  • Includes a new tenant induction guideline for waste management

The by-law has been drafted by strata lawyer Amanda Farmer exclusively for Waverley Council.

Get the by-law

To receive this template, please read, complete this online form.

Apartment recycling improvement program

What's is the program about?

We are offering a free recycling improvement program for apartment buildings with more than 20 units in a complex throughout Waverley Council.

The program involves installing improved bin bay signage in common bin bay areas, providing educational materials and tools for residents and repairing or replacing any bins in poor condition.

Keen to register your interest?

If you're a property manager, real estate agent or resident looking to get involved, email environment@waverley.nsw.gov.au, with details which include the building address, number of apartments and main contact.

Textile & E-waste collection and recovery trial

Waverley Council is trialling an exciting project – the collection and recovery of textiles and e-waste from apartment buidlings.

What’s the trial?

The trial is intended to support residents of apartment buildings to recycle electronic waste and textiles (old clothing/linen etc.) instead of sending it to landfill. We are working with a select number of strata buildings with more than 20 apartments to pilot dedicated recycling services.

How it works

We will connect the Service Provider with the delegated building contact, i.e. Building Manager, to conduct a site visit. The Service Provider will provide appropriate collection bins for textiles and e-waste, and discuss an appropriate servicing frequency of each stream. Participation will be conditional on space and access requirements.

There is no cost to the building. It is based on a twelve month trial, with potential for extension if the program is successful.

What’s in it for you?

Better recycling services at your building for owners and tenants, the feel-good factor of knowing stuff is recycled and not adding to landfill.

Keen to know more and register interest?

Please email environment@waverley.nsw.gov.au , including the building address, number of apartments and main contact.

This project is a NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Waste & recycling collection services

  • Bins and bin collections

    Bin repairs such as fixing damaged lids, hinges, wheels and axles are free of charge. Replacing stolen or damaged bins can incur a fee.

    Submit a request
  • Bulky Waste collection

    2 free per year

    Call 9083 8000 to schedule
  • Recycling collection tote and how-to guide



    Re-usable yellow and blue recycling bags allow residents to sort recycling in their apartment and carry to the bins without using plastic bags. Includes How to use guide.

    Order recycling totes here

    Made from 100 percent recyclable polypropylene