Self-contained dwellings / bedrooms with shared facilities – mixed recycling

Where there is mixed recycling, the number of recyclables containers can be reduced to match the final waste streams being collected.

For example, the standard BREEAM requirement is three recyclables containers per dwelling / communal facility.

  • Where there are two waste streams (for example mixed paper, plastics and metals with a separate glass collection) then only two containers are required.
  • Where there is only one waste stream, only one container is required.

The total combined storage volume requirements are the same as stated in the manuals.

To apply this KBCN, the project team must provide evidence to QA of the waste collection policies that apply to the asset.