Beyond the Bin

Work with your building owner to think beyond the bin and find solutions to implement a broader range of reuse, recycle and repurpose options for even the most difficult waste items

From batteries, mobile phones and e-waste to soft plastics, food waste and workwear, we've made it easy for you to find the right solution. Simply download this list of providers to get you started. 

We've also developed several handy resources to help your teams on the journey to think Beyond the Bin. 

  • A suite of posters to use in your office
  • An interactive worksheet to identify waste stream solutions with your green teams.
  • Social media gif files to promote new waste streams to your teams. 

Get in touch with your local CitySwitch program manager to get extra help running a Think Beyond the Bin campaign in your workplace, if you have a great case study example of how you're organisation has addressed difficult waste streams or if you know of other providers that have helped your organisation to think beyond the bin.

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Beyond the Bin - Partner list

Beyond the Bin - Partner list

A shortlist of reuse, repurpose and recycling providers to help you think beyond the bin.

Beyond the Bin social media creative

Beyond the Bin social media creative

We've made it easy to promote Beyond the Bin, with these facebook, instagram and linkedin social media files.

Beyond the Bin worksheet for tenants

Beyond the Bin worksheet for tenants

Download the Beyond the Bin worksheet for tenants.

Beyond the Bin worksheet for building managers

Beyond the Bin worksheet for building managers

Download the Beyond the Bin worksheet for building managers.

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CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.