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25 July 2014
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Waste Storage Guide Launched - 15th September 2010

The Local Government Waste Storage Guide for Northern Ireland was launched by the Minister of the Environment on 15th September 2010.


The guide provides detailed step-by-step guidance to help ensure that homes and businesses are properly designed for waste storage and access.



A copy can be downloaded by visiting the Guidance Document section of the Download page or by clicking here.

The has been developed and produced by Northern Irelandís three Waste Management Groups including arc21 in association with NILGA and TAG. It builds on guidance previously provided by Belfast City Council who had an instrumental role in the production of this guide.

In welcoming the document Ricky Burnett, arc21 Policy and Operations Director, acknowledged the partnership approach to its development:

ďarc21 are delighted to be one of a number of organisations which contributed to the production of this guide. I would commend it to all architects, developers and building contractors. Iím confident that its value will be become apparent in a short space of time as users begin to realise the benefits it will bring to their projects and ultimately ensuring that suitable arrangements are provided for waste containers in developments.Ē

While the guide provides detailed guidance and advice, it is not intended to be an alternative to discussion and consultation. It is important, therefore, to consult with the relevant councilís Building Control Service early in the design stage and regularly throughout the development process of each individual project.

The guide is designed to assist in achieving compliance with relevant legislation. However, it is not a replacement for legislation, and compliance with the guide does not automatically guarantee compliance with all relevant legislation. The onus is on architects, developers and property owners to be familiar with and act in accordance with prevailing legal requirements.


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