Waste

To promote measures that reduce waste from a site and newly built homes during both the construction and completion stages by installing waste services and site waste management plans.

There are 3 sub-sections for waste.

  1. Was 1 – Storage of Non-Recyclable Waste and Recyclable Household Waste
  2. Was 2 – Construction Site Waste Management plans
  3. Was 3 – Composting

Was 1 – Storage of Non-Recyclable Waste and Recyclable Household Waste

To provide adequate waste storage space for recycling and non-recyclable waste.

The correctly sized external non-recyclable waste container needs to be the largest of either

  • The local authority waste container

Or

  • The British standards 5906 of 100 litres for 1 bedroom and a further 70 for each additional room.

In addition, the correctly sized internal recycling waste bins are required. Depending on the local authority’s collection scheme, i.e. before or after sorting of recyclable goods, will then dictate the requirement of the internal recycling bin, please contact us for more information.

The completion of the Cat 5.1 and IDP checklists provided by the Code assessor is also required.

Was 2 – Construction Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP)

To promote resource efficiency by minimising construction waste and diverting waste away from landfill.  

If the development costs over £300,000 the developer should have a SWMP in place as a legal requirement.

If required the SWMP will need to meet certain criteria specified from the Code assessor, however, there are numerous online tools available to help construct a compliant SWMP and some skip hire firms may provide the service for you.

Was 3 – Composting

To reduce the amount of household waste sent to landfill by providing a composting facility.

The property needs to be supplied with a composting bin, which, needs to be easily accessible, usable and away from any window or ventilation system i.e. extracts. The composter will also need to be supplied with an information leaflet / booklet.

For communal composting a community composting schemes needs to be provided by the local authority or a private management plan is provide by a private firm will be required.

The completion of the IDP checklist provide by the Code for Sustainable Homes assessor is also required.