4.1.2 Recycling Collectables
Facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants that is hauled to and disposed of in landfills.
Collection systems at an individual level (apartment, room, workstation) and at building services access points.
Coordinate the size and functionality of the recycling areas with the anticipated collection of services for glass, plastic, office paper, newspaper, cardboard and organic wastes to maximize the effectiveness of the dedicated areas.
Recycling requires minimal initial cost and offers significant savings in reduced landfill disposal costs or tipping fees. Some recyclables can generate revenue which can help to offset the cost of their collection and processing. (Source: USGBC)
Significant portions of the solid waste stream can be diverted from landfills. Recycling of paper, metals, cardboards and plastics reduces the need to extract virgin natural resources. Soil, water and air pollution impacts can be reduced by minimizing the volume of waste sent to landfills.
Create an easily accessible area that serves the entire building and is dedicated to the collection and storage of non-hazardous materials for recycling including paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, metals and organic waste. Verify the extent of recycling infrastructure in place for the project location.
4.1.1 Construction Management