Entry Type ID Date Applicable Rating System Prerequisite/Credit Inquiry (LIs) Ruling (LIs) Related Addenda/LIs Related Resources Campus Applicable Internationally Applicable Country Applicability Reference Guide (Addenda) Page (Addenda) Location (Addenda) Description of Change (Addenda) "LEED Interpretation" "1647" "2006-12-15" "New Construction, Schools - New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell" "MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables" "A local recycling company provides the best method of diverting recyclable materials from the waste stream for our particular building location. The local hauler will be providing waste management services to the site. The space allocation is minimal and because the hauler commingled and source separate the recyclables off site our client doesn\'t have a recycling program in place. The building user mixes all the waste such as paper, metal, plastic, cardboard on the same container and the local hauler collects the waste and sorted offsite. The local hauler accepts commingled recyclables therefore our storage and collection areas don\'t have separate collection bins for each material such as paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics and metals. Can we meet the intent of this prerequisite without having a recycling program for the user in place?" "The project team is seeking to satisfy the requirements of this prerequisite with the use of a waste hauler that receives only co-mingled trash and does all sorting of recyclables off-site. USGBC understands that this is a growing practice in many areas and that it would be counterproductive to sort materials that will simply be re-mixed during the hauling process. In such cases, separate collection bins are not necessary for LEED purposes. Applicable Internationally." "1796, 2032" "None" "X"