Off-site waste sorting

Where a building’s recyclable waste is sorted off-site, BREEAM requirements relating to segregation of recyclable waste need not be met. In such cases, the assessor should provide evidence of the following:

  1. That a waste management plan is in place which provides adequate storage for the frequency of collection
  2. That the space could reasonably be converted to comply with all BREEAM waste storage requirements if required
  3. That an on-going co-mingled waste recycling contract is in place
  4. The typical recycling rates from the waste management company

BREEAM assesses the sustainability of the building itself rather than the management practices of the current occupier. 

16/04/18 Wording clarified.