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This page sets out property developers’ guidelines to providing adequate waste management facilities for residents. We refer to property developers as anyone or any company that makes money by building houses or renovating existing properties for sale.
It is important that suitable waste management facilities are provided for domestic waste in order to minimise environmental health risks. Design of such facilities must take into account storage space, accessibility for residents and collection operatives, and health and safety for all parties.
It is the responsibility of the developer to purchase a 140L refuse bin, a 240L recycling bin and a 23L + 5L food waste caddy pack. These must be purchased from Portsmouth City Council. To purchase the containers, please contact us on (023) 92841105 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Containers should be ordered and paid for eight weeks prior to occupation.
Residents should not have to wheel their bins a distance greater than 30m from the container storage area to their waste collection point (usually their front boundary) and a safe and practical means of egress must be provided. Container storage areas should be clearly identified on plans submitted with planning applications.
Collection crew members are not expected (by law) to move wheeled bins a distance greater than 25m nor over surfaces which hinder their smooth passage, for example, steps, gravel, slopes where the gradient is greater than 1:12 and uneven surfaces. The collection point should be accessible to the size of collection vehicles that are used by Portsmouth City Council.
For houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) and flats, it will be necessary to provide communal bin storage area(s). For large developments, several bin storage areas may be appropriate. Communal bin storage areas must be designed as an integral part of the development and must be easily accessible for the dwellings that they serve.
The applicant or developer is advised that the following criteria will likely need to be met in order to secure bin servicing by the council or their agents:
Bin capacity guidelines for HMOs and blocks of flats:
Please contact our waste management team 023 9284 1105 or email@example.com) to discuss your capacity needs as these differ from the ones for individual houses.
|Capacity (litres)||Type||Height (mm)||Width (mm)||Depth (mm)|
|55||Green box (recycling) - plastic||360||630||390|
|140||Green wheeled bin (recycling) - plastic||1,070||480||550|
|180||Green wheeled bin (recycling) - plastic||1,070||480||720|
|240||Green wheeled bin (recycling) - plastic||1,070||580||720|
|360||Green or grey wheeled bin (recycling or refuse) - plastic||1,090||620||850|
|660||Green or silver Eurobin (recycling or refuse) - galvanised steel||1,260||1,380||720|
|1,100||Green or silver Eurobin (recycling, refuse or glass) - galvanised steel||1,370||1,380||990|