Waste Management Plans

Increasingly many councils around the country require various forms of Waste Management Plans for new developments. These plans are a reasonable attempt by councils to have developers minimise waste and maximise recycling of demolition and construction materials, or ensure the waste management process is logical and easy during tee operation of a facility – to avoid situations where bin stores are not designed to be large enough to accommodate all of the waste generated, or getting the bins to a safe location for collection is not easy.

A good demolition or construction waste management plan fits the available recycling options for the development’s area. A good operational waste management plan / process will improve the recycling behaviour of apartment inhabitants by making recycling easy. The development will exist for multiple decades, so a small regular improved recycling performance of tenants becomes very significant over the life of a building. This is simple environmentalism.

A Low Impact Development (LID) Consulting Operational Waste Management Plan includes:

  • A assessment of waste volume allowances for the relevant building use(s);
  • An assessment of the space available for waste storage, the collection zone, and the strategy for collecting the waste;
  • We recommend the most space efficient practical solution;
  • We assess the feasibility of Council vs private collections;
  • We recommend design inclusions for bin stores;
  • We identify other management issues to be addressed such as traffic management, litter management etc
  • We prepare a 1-6 page written document, plan layout, and preliminary Occupation Health ans Safety review to meet Council requirements.

A Low Impact Development (LID) Consulting Demolition and Construction Waste Management Plan includes:

  • An understanding of the construction type and materials included in the building(s) to be demolished and/or constructed;
  • A discussion with the parties involved if engaged to understand current proposed waste minimisation and recycling practices
  • Process improvements to help reduce waste
  • An assessment of local waste processing sites and contacts
  • An assessment of the space available for waste storage, the collection zone, and the strategy for collecting the waste;
  • An assessment of waste volume allowances for the relevant building use(s);
  • We recommend the most space efficient practical solution;
  • We identify other management issues to be addressed such as traffic management, litter management etc
  • We prepare a written document to meet Council requirements.

We have 15 years experience including in multi-unit and commercial design and construction so our solutions will be tailored and practical.

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