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Waste Management Planning

 

What is a Waste Management Plan?

A Waste Management Plan is submitted with a Development Application and outlines the proposed methods for managing waste generated during: demolition; construction and on-going operations of the site (or development).

A Waste Management Plan is a document that outlines:

  • Estimated volume of waste generation
  • Expected waste stream or types produced. Such as general waste, commingled recycling, garden organic waste and bulky waste
  • Waste storage areas
  • Access for waste collection vehicles and proposed collection locations
  • How waste will be moved around a site or managed.
     

Waste Management Plan Template

A model Waste Management Plan template is provided here.

Arrangements outlined within a Waste Management Plan must be displayed on and supported by Architectural Drawings submitted to Council as part of a Development Application. Additional information regarding waste considerations for certain development types can be found within Development Control Plans.
 

Waste in Large or Mixed-Use Developments

Please expand the relevant accordion list below to view more information.

  • Generation Rates

    Generation Rates

    For any residential development that proposes to use to Council waste collection service, the following generation rates must be used within a Waste Management Plan:

    • 120L general waste produced per unit per week
    • 120L commingled recycling produced per unit per week
    • 120L of garden organics produced per unit per week (optional for Multi-Unit Dwellings).


    For additional generation rates and designated waste arrangements for a new development, refer to the NSW EPA’s Better Practice Guide for Resource Recovery in Residential Developments.

  • Bin Collection Service Requirements

    Council provides bins as per the following table:

    Bin Size

    Blakehurst or Kogarah Bay

    Peakhurst, Mortdale or Hurstville Ward

    Waste Stream

    Development type

    Waste Stream

    Development type

    120L

    General waste only

    Single unit dwellings only

    General waste only

    Single unit dwellings only

    240L

    General waste, commingled recycling, garden organics

    All

    General waste, commingled recycling, garden organics

    All

    660L

    General waste only

    Multi-unit developments only

    Not available

    1100L

    General waste only

    Multi-unit developments only

    General waste only

    Multi-unit developments only

     
    The standard collection service for single unit developments is as follows: once weekly for general waste, once a fortnight for commingled recycling, once a fortnight for garden organics.

    The standard collection service for multi-unit or mixed-use developments is: once weekly for general waste, once weekly for commingled recycling, fortnightly for garden organics. Note: the Council-provided garden organics bin service in multi-unit dwellings is optional however, if this service is not proposed, an alternate method for managing organic waste onsite must be proposed.

    Council waste contractors are unable to access basement waste or bin storage areas. All waste and bin storage areas must be on the ground floor. If the storage area is within 15 metres of the collection point (onsite or kerbside), Council can provide a Wheel In Wheel Out service if keys or lock access can be obtained.

  • Onsite Waste Separation  

    The following options for separation of waste streams are accepted by Council:

    • Single chute for general waste and adequate storage on each occupied floor for commingled recycling bins to store at least 2 days’ worth of recycling generated on each floor (17.14L per unit per day)
    • Single chute with a diverter technology to manage both general waste and commingled recycling. The use of this technology would likely require tracks in a discharge room (linear or rotating)
    • Dual chutes for the separate capture of both general waste and commingled recycling. The use of this technology would likely require tracks in a chute discharge room (linear or rotating)
    • Compactors for general waste may be used with compaction rates strictly limited to 2:1.
  • Waste Collection Vehicle Access

    For large or mixed-use developments proposed on main roads or within CBD areas, onsite collections are required. Applicants should ensure height clearance of 4 metres can be provided, allowing for vehicle length of 10.5 metres and width of 2.5 metres. Waste collection vehicles must must be able to enter and exit the site in a forward motion.

  • Bulky Waste Storage

    For bulky waste storage, the minimum storage requirements are as follows:

    • Up to 20 units: a minimum of 4m2
    • From 21 to 50 units: a minimum size of 8m2
    • From 51 to 100 units: a minimum size of 12m2
    • Over 100 units: a minimum of 12m2 + 2m2 per 50 additional units above 150 units (or part thereof). 
     

    Bulky waste storage should be on the ground floor of a development, within 15 metres of the kerbside to enable on-site collection. Basement storage of bulky waste is not supported due to access issues.

  • Commercial Waste

    Any developments containing commercial tenancies must ensure residential waste storage areas are secured and cannot be accessed by commercial tenants.

    Commercial waste can be collected by private waste contractors, or proposed to be collected by Council’s waste collection contractor.



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