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Charity collection at Atria

Charity collection at Atria

We are proud to support Vinnies:

Since February 2016 we now feature bins  2 x 660 L bins near the services rooms providing a convenient service for residents to give back to the local community and people in need. Notices were placed on the notice boards with details of the new service . It has been very successful with many residents using this service to dispose of clothes, shoes,  bric-a-brac & toys.  If this service was not available all this would end up in the general waste bins. Residents have been very good with not contaminating the bins which we monitor daily  to make sure there is no rubbish in them. They are usually full once a fortnight. Another free service offered by Melbourne Building Management and St. Vincent De Paul.

Book exchange

Book exchange

Our General Manager suggested we look at the possibility of setting up a book exchange programme in February 2016. To start the ball rolling we purchased a couple of secondhand bookcases from the Salvation Army in Hawthorn. We spruced them up and painted them black to blend into the communal residents mail boxes. The bookcases are positioned in the Lobbies near to the lounge areas so as they can be monitored and we can keep them nice and tidy. 

We kicked off the programme with internal flyers placed on the notice boards promoting the Book exchange. It has been very successful and the residents are over the moon that they can leave their books, mags dvd’s, and take any book of interest. Children books are the most popular and regularly snatched up by parents as they see them on the shelves. You can see people kicking back enjoying a read on the comfortable lounges in the lobbies or during the summer months in our spectacular Atrium, everyone from residents to guests, Estate Agents, Contractors, Postman and Couriers have all praised the programme. “… Russell Ephraums Building Manager

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All overflow books are placed into our the charity bins (so as to give back to the community and not to end up in landfill). For more information feel free to contact us. The team at Melbourne Building Management Atria Apartments 311 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122 M: 0448 646 046 E: bm@atriahawthorn.com.au

We look forward to serving you,

The team at Melbourne Building Management
Atria Apartments 311 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122
M: 0448 646 046 E: bm@atriahawthorn.com.au

 

 

 

E- waste for our residents at Atria to reduce carbon footprints

E- waste for our residents at Atria to reduce carbon footprints

Rapid changes in technology, changes in media (tapes, software, MP3), falling prices, and planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of electronic waste around the globe.

What is considered e-waste? Discarded computers, office electronic equipment, entertainment device electronics, mobile phones, some television sets, and refrigerators. This includes used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal.

Atria E-waste program Commenced in May 2016. Free service offered with  2x 240 L bins, which was soon increased to three bins. The bins were positioned in the general rubbish rooms with notices placed on the notice boards, outlining to residents this effective service. It has taken off within a very small time period the bins were full, the approved contractors collect the bins on a regular basis. This service gives residents peace of mind that their electronic waste is being treated effectively. Furthermore residents have been delighted by the convenience of this collection service complemented by the ease of access these bins provide. 

Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered e-waste. Informal processing of e-waste can lead to adverse human health effects and environmental pollution. Electronic scrap components, such as CPUs, contain potentially harmful components such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaking of materials such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator ashes.

For more information about E-waste services at your building or facility please contact General Manager info@melbournebuildingmanagement.com.au

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