Waste Management Guidelines

The City of Richmond requires all commercial, multi-family and mixed used developments to have adequate storage for garbage and recycling. Recycling and waste management is an integral part of the development and planning process for buildings.

Designers and developers are responsible for:

  • Developing building design to support convenient access to a full range of recycling and garbage services.
  • Developing building design to ensure sufficient space is allocated for collection of materials.
  • Creating efficient centralized collection areas with sufficient space for recycling and garbage containers or other materials that are generated by the business operation to help avoid unsightly premises.
  • Minimizing contamination of recycling by designing areas to accommodate convenient grouping of recycling types and space for instructional materials.

Learn more about building guidelines:
City of Richmond Waste Management Design Guidelines

Please Note: This resource presents key strategies and general advice for meeting the City regulations. This information should be used with, not in place of, all applicable building codes, City standards and other relevant legislation.