Office de-fits and electronic waste predominantly end up in landfill, creating emissions harmful to the environment and high disposal costs.

To reduce the harmful effects of waste to landfill on the environment and drive down costs, Dexus rolled out waste management strategies across its portfolio, setting an 80% diversion from landfill target for de-fit projects by 2020

Office de-fit program
  • Dexus collaborated with charities and other users to repurpose de-fit and increased the diversion rate from landfill across eight projects in FY17 
  • Dexus donated items from office de-fits at 12 Creek Street, Brisbane to local and international not-for-profit organisations including: — Furniture donated to AID Vanuatu for re-use across their medical facilities in Vanuatu 
  • Computer equipment donated to Be A Hero, for re-use in schools in Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines 
  • Carpet tiles donated to Point Lookout Surf Lifesaving Club, Stradbroke Island
Recycling e-waste
  • Dexus partnered with a specialist e-waste recycler to provide customers across it portfolio with e-waste collection services 
  • Provided a structured and seamless collections process and innovative methods of disassembly resulting in:
    • Collection of 44 tonnes of e-waste across 30 properties 
    • Diversion of 98% (by weight) e-waste from landfill