Source reduction and waste management - storage and collection of recyclables | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v2 - LEED 2.0

Source reduction and waste management - storage and collection of recyclables

MRp1.2 | Required


Facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants that is hauled to and disposed of in landfills or through incineration.


Provide an easily accessible area that serves the entire building and is dedicated to the separation, collection and storage of materials for recycling. The recycling area needs to include (at a minimum) space for paper, glass, plastics, cardboard and metals. Recycling area capacity needs to be designed to accommodate at a minimum the potential recycling volumes identified in the waste stream audit for paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics and metals.

If it can be documented for an existing building that there are no public or private recycling services available within the region where the building is located (within 50 miles of the building) for one or more of the identified materials, the building will be granted an exception to the requirement in this prerequisite for the identified material.

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