The following waste and recycling generation rates are recommended for estimating the number of garbage, mixed recycling, glass, organic and hard waste bins and storage areas required for multi-unit and commercial developments.
The total number of dwellings, their likely number of occupants and the combined floor areas of proposed commercial uses are required to determine waste and recycling generation rates.
*Note: Hard waste and e-waste may be collected less frequently than weekly. Please check with local service providers as to the appropriate collection frequency and combine volumes over the relevant number of weeks.
Organic waste is a component of the garbage stream that needs to be considered in commercial premises and which will vary, depending on the nature of the use. Alternative waste and recycling generation rates may be used for commercial uses if they are deemed more appropriate. In this instance, evidence supporting this position must be provided to the relevant authority.
Please refer to the Better Practice Guide for Waste Management and Recycling in Multi-unit Developments for further guidance regarding hard waste, e-waste, and other alternative waste management and recycling options.