Recycling Infrastructure for Buildings
To allow conformance with UBC’s waste management programs and regional waste disposal bylaws, UBC buildings must make provisions for indoor recycling stations, rather than stand-alone garbage receptacles, in addition to providing the necessary facilities for storage and loading of waste and recycling. Requirements and options for recycling stations can be found in the Recycling Infrastructure Guidelines for UBC Buildings.
Construction and Demolition Waste
UBC seeks to reduce waste from all demolition, construction and renovation projects by optimizing material use, reducing waste generated, and increasing waste diversion. For more information, consult our resources on Simple Steps for Demolition and Construction Waste Diversion.
Current versions of LEED and REAP should be consulted for waste diversion requirements on those projects. The goal for other non-LEED/REAP projects (including small to medium size renovation projects) as per the Technical Guidelines is to divert at least 75% of construction and demolition waste from disposal. This is now readily achievable in most projects, and can often have economic benefits.
All projects need to track the amount of waste and diversion achieved via project submittals, as per the Technical Guidelines. Projects can use the following templates to easily track project waste and create simple waste management plans.
The Excel spreadsheet template provides a package of all C&D waste templates that can be filled out electronically. These electronic templates are recommended over paper templates, as they provide automatic calculations.
Alternatively, the following individual PDF templates can also be printed and filled out by hand:
- Form A:
- Waste management plan (optional)
- Forms B & C:
- Waste tracking form with waste diversion report. (Form B is required for all projects; note that LEED or REAP templates may also be used)
- Unit converter (provides formulas to convert different materials from volume or area to weight)