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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Storage and collection of recyclables


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MR Prerequisite: Storage and Collection of Recyclables

  • Even if recycling service is not available for a particular material, all required recyclable waste streams must have dedicated storage areas in anticipation of future service.
  • Safe storage and collection must be provided for two or more of the following material types: batteries, mercury-containing lamps, and e-waste.
  • When a recycling storage area is shared by buildings or spaces in addition to the LEED project, demonstrate that the central recycling storage space is adequately sized to accommodate all the buildings or spaces it serves.
  • If unable to describe the project's dedicated recycling storage areas because a building owner manages the recycling program, providing a letter from the landlord outlining the building's recycling program is encouraged.
  • Describe the waste stream audit conducted for a project in an existing location or the waste projections based on historical data for similar establishments. Ensure that the top-five recyclable waste streams are identified and the top-four waste streams for which collection and storage space will be provided are listed.