Normal commercial refuse collection services use front lift trucks, and all commercial properties should have an appropriately designed bin enclosure for this type of collection.
Bin enclosures should be located as shown on the development approval and approved building licence drawings. Construction materials should match that of the main building.
Generally, the minimum internal dimensions of a commercial bin store should be 3,500mm by 2,500mm by 1,800mm high, with no internal projections (e.g. meter boxes) within this space. Should two bins be required, then the width should be increased to 6,000mm.
An opening of at least 2,700mm is required. Gates are to be provided where the bin would be visible from the road, and should swing out. The bin enclosure should be positioned so that the gates do not open across the driveway. Bolts are to be fitted to each gate to allow them to be held open and closed.
A two metre long restraining bar made of 50mm galvanised iron pipe (or similar) which stands 200mm above the base should be fitted to the floor of the enclosure 150mm clear of the rear wall.
The floor of the bin enclosure is to be at least 100mm thick concrete (min 20 MPa) graded at one per cent to a trapped waste, drained to sewer. There should also be a water supply within the bin enclosure.
The roadway leading to the bin storage area must be constructed to general road standards, to a width of not less than 3.5 metres, and the portion of the driveway immediately in front of the bin loading area is to have a straight run of at least 10 metres to allow the vehicle to drive straight on to the bin. All radii along the driveway shall be capable of accommodating a truck with an internal turning radius of 6.0 metres and an external turning radius of 11.0 metres. There should be a height clearance of 3.8 metres along the full length of the driveway, and 5.9 metres above the bin enclosure and the 10 metre run in.