New residential developments must include appropriate provision for the storage and collection of household waste and recycling.
Designers and developers should consider the following:
It may be more appropriate to collect from multiple flats using communal wheelie bins, rather than issuing each flat with an individual recycling box.
Dudley council is unable to collect 'mixed recycling' contained within one bin. Where communal bin rooms are proposed, sufficient room should be allowed for a multi-bin recycling system.
Un-recyclable bagged waste will not be collected from communal bin rooms, unless the waste is contained within appropriate bins
Bins need to be safely manoeuvred to the point of emptying (this may require dropped kerbs)
Noise (particularly where glass is being recycled)
Lockable bin areas (to prevent inappropriate use such as fly-tipping)
It is essential for architects, planners, and developers to consult with us regarding appropriate arrangements at an early stage. Further guidance is provided in the attached PDF.