BP10: Waste Management Plan

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Purpose

To support the elimination of adverse environmental effects caused by products and materials acquired, used, and disposed of for the normal operations of the business.

 

Objective

Create and implement a solid waste management plan that includes strategies for waste collection and diversion for items acquired for the normal business operations along with a plan to communicate proper waste diversion habits to building occupants.

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building:

  • Standard operating procedures that summarize waste management goals and practices
  • Excerpt of training/communication materials. Screenshots from lobby/elevator screen, occupant e-mail, and images of lobby posters, for example, are acceptable

 

BIT for Tenants:

Provide any of the following:

  • A waste management plan that includes waste management goals and practices AND an excerpt or copies of training or communication materials to tenant-space occupants; OR
  • A waste management plan provided by ownership/management that includes waste management goals and practices AND an excerpt or copies of training or communication materials to building occupants; OR
  • If ownership/management is unwilling to engage, documentation of request to ownership/management for a waste management plan.

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Implementation Guidance

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures for waste management strategies addressing the diversion of materials from landfill disposal via recycling, composting, donation, reuses or other methods. Consider the results of any recent waste audits in optimizing your strategies.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Tenant: Implement a waste management plan that includes:
    1. Annual communication to occupants regarding the waste diversion strategy for materials such as paper, cardboard, metals, plastic, glass and specialty items such as electronic waste, batteries, and lamps.
    2. The waste management plan scope should reflect clearly communicating building waste management practices to the occupants of the tenant space.
  2. Tenant: provide appropriate collection bins and locations to facilitate those practices.
  3. Management Engagement: formally request from Ownership/Management a copy of the waste management plan for the building as a whole.

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures for waste management strategies addressing source reduction opportunities from procurement and operational improvements. Consider the results of any recent waste audits in optimizing your strategies.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building.

BIT Building:

  1. Communicate at least annually to occupants to increase participation and awareness of the recycling and waste diversion programs in place.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building.
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Purpose

To support the elimination of adverse environmental effects caused by products and materials acquired, used, and disposed of for the normal operations of the business.

 

Objective

Create and implement a solid waste management plan that includes strategies for waste collection and diversion for items acquired for the normal business operations along with a plan to communicate proper waste diversion habits to building occupants.

Implementation Requirements

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures for waste management strategies addressing the diversion of materials from landfill disposal via recycling, composting, donation, reuses or other methods. Consider the results of any recent waste audits in optimizing your strategies.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Tenant: Implement a waste management plan that includes:
    1. Annual communication to occupants regarding the waste diversion strategy for materials such as paper, cardboard, metals, plastic, glass and specialty items such as electronic waste, batteries, and lamps.
    2. The waste management plan scope should reflect clearly communicating building waste management practices to the occupants of the tenant space.
  2. Tenant: provide appropriate collection bins and locations to facilitate those practices.
  3. Management Engagement: formally request from Ownership/Management a copy of the waste management plan for the building as a whole.

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures for waste management strategies addressing source reduction opportunities from procurement and operational improvements. Consider the results of any recent waste audits in optimizing your strategies.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building.

BIT Building:

  1. Communicate at least annually to occupants to increase participation and awareness of the recycling and waste diversion programs in place.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building.

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building:

  • Standard operating procedures that summarize waste management goals and practices
  • Excerpt of training/communication materials. Screenshots from lobby/elevator screen, occupant e-mail, and images of lobby posters, for example, are acceptable

 

BIT for Tenants:

Provide any of the following:

  • A waste management plan that includes waste management goals and practices AND an excerpt or copies of training or communication materials to tenant-space occupants; OR
  • A waste management plan provided by ownership/management that includes waste management goals and practices AND an excerpt or copies of training or communication materials to building occupants; OR
  • If ownership/management is unwilling to engage, documentation of request to ownership/management for a waste management plan.

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BIT User experts

Chris Grace


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Clare Miflin

AIA, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Designer, Certified Biomimicry Professional

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