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Waste and recycling in multi-unit developments

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Multi-unit developments (MUDs), mainly in the CBD and inner Melbourne but also in regional Victoria, has seen significant growth in recent years. Emerging waste streams, such as organics and e-waste also creates new management considerations in the design of buildings and how they function.

In line with the Apartment Design Standards developed by the Department of Environment Land, Water and Planning to improve the liveability of apartment living in Victoria, a new guide is needed to improve waste management practices and increase recycling.

Better practice options and technologies regarding waste management and recycling in MUDs are also constantly changing, therefore Sustainability Victoria has recently undertaken a complete revision of our 2010 guide – Best Practice for Waste Management in Multi-unit Developments (Revised 2017).

A draft version of the amended Guide to Better Practice for Waste Management and Recycling in Multi-unit Developments (Sustainability Victoria 2018) is now open for comment via Engage Victoria.

Comments received will help shape the final guide and improve waste management practices and recycling levels in MUDs.

Download the resources

Cover - Better Apartments Design Standards

Better Apartments Design Standards

New apartment design standards for Victoria.

Cover of Better Practice Guide Waste Management and Recycling in MUDs Draft for Consultation

Waste Management & Recycling in MUDs - Draft for consultation

This draft of the amended Guide is now open for comment. Comments received will help shape the final guide and improve waste management practices and recycling levels in MUDs.

Want to know more? Get in touch with:

Sam Trowse

Waste Management in Multi-unit Developments

03 8626 8853

sam.trowse@sustainability.vic.gov.au