Whilst you don't need to design recycling facilities into a new home, it makes life a lot easier if recycling has been considered from the outset. This section is focussed on the recycling of food waste, paper, plastic packaging, etc. The recycling of greywater is covered in another section.

Specifically, this means planning the recycling facilities in the kitchen and how these are then stored (usually outside in recycling bins), before being collected or transported to a recycling depot. An integral part of the recycling process is a compost heap in the garden.

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