Waste guide for apartment buildings

Learn how to set up your bin room for success and encourage recycling among building residents.


This guide provides tips for setting up your bin room, signs, and waste collection services for food scraps, bulky goods and tricky waste items.

It also showcases the recycling and reuse rooms some apartment buildings have set up.


  • Residents use waste infrastructure better when it's clean, well-lit, and odour-free. And when the bins are in good condition and grouped together by lid colour.
  • Bin signs in apartment blocks can increase recycling by as much as 14%. Free signs are available.
  • Free doorstep and drop off recycling services are available.
  • Services are available to collect coffee pods, electronics, light bulbs, textiles, and other tricky waste items.
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