Waste storage and collection guidance
Is our practical guide for use by planners, developers, architects, building managers and others to help them design and implement successful waste management strategies for buildings in Manchester . Detailed information is given about the physical design of buildings, including the sizes of bin stores, through to the practical management of waste once a building is occupied.
The documents expand on the guidance given in Part H (Drainage and Waste Disposal) of the Building Regulations 2002 to give a Manchester specific focus about waste management in the city.
About the Guidance
Who developed it? The guidance was developed by us in-conjunction with Manchester waste contractors. Feedback from developers and architects has also been incorporated to ensure that the guidance is usable and useful for all parties.
Who should use the guidance? Planners, developers, architects, building managers and other parties involved in the design of buildings and the management of waste from them.
When should the guidance be used? It should be used from the earliest stages of building design. Designing in adequately sized bin storage areas, access for collection crews and vehicles and other aspects of waste management are difficult to apply retrospectively.
The recommendations are integral to the design of a building and provide information that is useful for building designers and assures planning officers that a suitable waste management strategy has been developed.
All planning applications should be accompanied by a waste management statement that addresses each of the headings in the guidance document.
The information, and linked pages, should be used as a guide only, please contact us before proceeding with any planning application.