Residential buildings

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Waste reduction starts with the building design

Although the building stock varies physically in many ways, sometimes including ground-floor commercial spaces, the management of residential waste within buildings can be categorized by six typologies. The method of collecting the waste is not directly related to the management within the building, and it is categorized independently as Truck Collection Typologies.

Typology 1: Central Location

common internationally in multifamily residential buildings.residents bring waste to a central waste area. The area may be interior (at grade level or in the cellar) or exterior (in front of the building within the property line, on the sidewalk or in a side yard).

Typology 2: Service Corridor

these are large apartment buildings, often cooperatives, with doormen and staff who service the building through its separate service circulation. Residents generally place their waste in bins or bags, as well as bundled cardboard, directly outside the service door to their apartment.

Typology 3: Corridor Chute

Typically found in larger apartment complexes, this system often consists of a narrow chute that previously emptied into an incinerator. The chute door is in the egress corridor, or alongside the elevator.

Typology 4: Trash Room With Chute And Bins

Trash goes down the chute to a compactor. The trash room is often small and unventilated with just enough space for small recycling bins. There are multiple chute options: just trash chute, single chute with sorter, or MULTIPLE CHUTES.

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