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Waste and recycling provision at domestic dwellings - guidance for developers

Lancaster City Council is committed to maximising the recycling of household waste by encouraging the diversion of waste from landfill to meet recycling targets and its corporate priority objectives of clean, green and safe places. Particular focus is placed on promoting recycling and composting garden waste.

In brief, there are a number of key issues to be addressed in connection with the need to separate waste for the purposes of recycling that apply to all development types, and particular consideration should be given to:

  • Easy and safe access for waste producers, including older persons or persons with disabilities
  • Easy and safe access for collectors and collection vehicles
  • Location and space (including avoidance of opportunity to cause nuisance or injury)
  • Protection against animal scavenging of waste
  • Aesthetics of the development
  • Noise and sound insulation (eg glass handling)
  • Ease of maintenance, including cleaning
  • Robust construction
  • Safety from fire risk and smoke
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Special requirements (eg separate storage and collection of medical / clinical waste and bulky household waste)

For full details please consult our guidance document:

Last updated: 27 June 2024

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