To reduce the amount of waste and toxins that are hauled to and disposed of in landfills or incineration facilities.
Have in place a solid waste management policy for the building and site addressing the requirements of the waste management credits listed below as well as recycling of all mercury-containing lamps. This policy must adhere to the LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M policy model (see Introduction). At a minimum, the policy must cover the waste streams that are within the building and site management’s control.
- MR Credit 7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
- MR Credit 8: Solid Waste Management—Durable Goods
- MR Credit 9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
This prerequisite requires only policies, not ongoing actual sustainable performance.