Every building project needs to deal with waste management. It is a requirement of your ‘Development Approval’ to prepare a ‘Waste Management Report’ to demonstrate how your project will deal with the logistics of collecting and removing the many forms of waste generated by the occupants of your building.
Creating this report isn’t such a big deal. Quantities and capacities can be calculated and logistics can be determined. The hidden element that may affect your ROI is the space planning required to accommodate the quantities and logistics.
Types of waste and Quantities
With an increase in social awareness to recycle waste many local authorities require we segregate our waste into different bins. In some locales this can mean a minimum of three bins per dwelling. When considering higher density development space planning for these bins becomes a real issue.
Providing a place for the storage of waste is only half of the equation. The logistics in servicing these bins can become a major issue if the local authority planning regulations require that bins cannot be stored on the street. This forces the collection vehicles to enter the building to collect the waste.
Here’s how these two issues affect your ROI. The spatial requirements of bin storage combined with the circulation requirements of a waste collection vehicle entering your building will mean losing car bays. The loss of car bays means a reduction in dwellings.
When putting together your feasibility study be sure to understand the impact of waste management on your project.