Garbage collection and disposal
have never been more than a minor
engineering or aesthetic issue for
builders. But the nation's solid waste
crisis and the resulting push for recycling
has elevated the subject to a
new status, raising questions about
the designs and materials you use.
Legislative actions being considered
now may affect your project planned
for next year, and could result in
extra expense or other unexpected
hurdles, unless accommodated for.
Foresightful developers will have to
design buildings that are "recyclingfriendly,"
and builders who aren't
already using recycled materials, will
have to consider it.
Designing for Recycling
Many states (especially in the
Northeast where landfill space is
rapidly depleting) have mandatory
recycling programs that demand onsite
separation and storage of such