Title: [GreenYes] Re: Recycling/trash enclosures
Which positions buildings in Boulder County and others for LEED-EB
providing recycling space is one of the prerequisites
On Apr 2, 2008, at 4:17 PM, Caroline wrote:
> Hi Phil and others,
> Multiple communities in Boulder County have passed "Equal Space
> Ordinances." Rather than dictate the exact dimensions of the
> enclosures in commercial buildings (including MFUs), these just
> require that developers include as much space for recycling and
> composting as they do for trash. We pulled the most effective language
> from them to create recommended ordinance language, which I've pasted
> below. If you would like to see the specific language from any
> community, please just let me know.
> Best of luck,
> Recommended Equal Space Code Language
> All new and significantly remodeled occupied structures shall provide
> adequate space for the collection and storage of recyclable and
> compostable materials.
> For the purposes of this section, "significantly remodeled" shall mean
> structures where fifty percent or more (of fair market value of the
> building as determined by an appraiser acceptable to the City Manager
> or his or her designee) of the exterior of the structure is
> reconstructed, remodeled or modified (excluding painting or changing
> exterior cladding materials).
> The following buildings shall be exempt: Single-family dwellings; and
> multi-family dwellings where there are no central or communal refuse/
> recycling collection or storage facilities, and where refuse and
> recyclable materials are stored and collected on an individual unit
> For the purposes of this section, "adequate space" shall be defined as
> a footprint of space intended for the collection and storage of
> recyclable and compostable materials that is as least as large as the
> footprint of space provided for the collection and storage of trash
> Recycling and composting areas shall include adequate space for the
> maintenance and servicing of containers for recyclable and compostable
> materials that are provided by local disposal and recycling companies.
> Storage and collection containers shall be clearly labeled or
> identified to indicate the type of materials accepted. Recyclable and
> compostable materials storage areas shall be located adjacent to trash
> collection and storage areas in order to provide convenient access.