Greening your apartment

No matter what your views are about climate change we can all do something to better manage the environment. This month we have found some initiatives that aim to help us as we go about our daily routines to be a little more focussed on our impact on the world around us.

If your local council is not offering residents better recycling options, then let them know what you want them to consider doing. If your council does please let us know so that we can share details of new initiatives with the wider NSW strata community.

City of Sydney is trialling a food scraps recycling program. They want apartment buildings in Glebe, Forest Lodge, Erskineville, Alexandria, Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay to get involved and build on the early success of the program. In the first month of the trial, the City collected and recycled more than 14 tonnes of food scraps from 330 houses and 53 apartment buildings.

For more information, please contact the City of Sydney food scraps recycling team on 8019 6902 or

The City is also seeking apartment buildings to be part of a 10-week collection trial of used nappies. The project will help find a long-term recycling solution for this difficult waste stream.

Nappies and incontinence products will also be collected from hospitals, aged care facilities and childcare centres in the area. Insights from the study will be used to help develop a nappy recycling facility in NSW. The trial is expected to run in March 2020. All necessary materials will be provided.

The trial is being led by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s sustainability advantage program, manufacturers of Huggies nappies Kimberly-Clark, Veolia, the City of Sydney and participating businesses.

Please register your interest by emailing Ailsa McConnachie-Folwell