Reader Question:

“Who is responsible for putting the green rubbish and recycle bins out the front of an apartment complex? Ours have not been put out in over a month!” – Sarah

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Who should put the bins out?

Sarah, we asked Principal at Ray White South Perth, Lisa Kerr for her insight into your question:

“Sarah, the bins are the responsibility of the tenant if rented or owner if owner occupied – to place the bins out for bin day, however some strata complexes have a caretaker/onsite manager who may do this,” Lisa said.

To find out who is responsible “I would suggest looking at your strata by-laws for this information or contacting your strata company to clarify for your apartment complex.”

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Lisa Kerr
Lisa Kerr
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Lisa Kerr was the Owner/Licensee of Ray White South Perth in Western Australia between 2015 and 2020. After completing a Certificate IV in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Lisa moved into property management. She worked with Access Property Management and John Hayes and Son before moving into a corporate role at Ray White. She retired in 2020.


  1. I live in an 8 apartment complex I’m the only one who puts the bins out and bring them in for 8 years now I’m sick of lazy neibours so IV stopped try to put my own bins aside but they are using mine doesn’t work I’ll have to get locks for them