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Waste and Recycling

Guidance for developers, owners and occupiers

This guide sets out the minimum standards that are required when planning and designing waste management facilities for the storage and collection of refuse/recycling in domestic and commercial properties. It is intended to assist developers, landowners, planners, architects and property managers to ensure that their facilities accord with Bristol Waste Company’s (BWC) recycling and waste management strategies and collection arrangements.

This document provides supplementary guidance to Bristol City Council’s Core Strategy Policies BCS15 and BCS21 and Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DM23 and DM32. It also supports central government’s National Planning Policy for Waste (October 2014).

The guide will be used by Bristol City Council’s Planning and Transport Departments and BWC when assessing any planning applications, as well as proposals for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s). As part of any planning application (including conversions and change of use) details must be submitted of the location, layout, design, volume, management and collection arrangements for domestic/non-domestic waste and recyclable materials.

Icon Bristol Waste Company Recycling Planning Guidance Document (497.3 KB)

Please find below downloads of our video content. These are primarily intended for schools, colleges and other organisations who may operate restricted access to the internet, specifically to video streaming platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo.

We would ask that content which is downloaded and used locally is credited to the Bristol Waste Company.

If you have any questions regarding the contents use then please mail us - thanks.

What goes where - our crews explain - full version (2:36)
Bristol Waste

Icon Whats goes where: our crews explain - full version (114.5 MB)

What goes where - our crews explain - summary version
Bristol Waste

Icon What goes where: our crews explain - summary (10.5 MB)

Bristol's recycling in pictures - animated visualisation of material volumes
Bristol Waste

Icon Bristol's recycling in pictures - animated visualisation of material volumes (61.3 MB)

Bristol's litter in pictures - animated visualisation of litter volumes
Bristol Waste

Icon Bristol's litter in pictures - animated visualisation of litter volumes (32.7 MB)

Icon Clean Streets Assets.zip (163.4 MB)

Icon Litter Picking Pack Guide (362.3 KB)