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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.
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Image Assets & Downloads
Residents's Quick Guide to Recycling in Bristol
Full Recycling from Home booklet
Full Using your Mini Recycling Center booklet
Litter Picking Assets