G15 Solid waste

Provides for the safe and hygienic collection, holding prior to disposal of solid waste.

This clause requires buildings to have space and facilities for the collection, and safe hygienic holding prior to disposal, of solid waste arising from the intended use of the buildings.

It sets requirements for rubbish chutes and for the disposal of suitably treated waste to drains if acceptable to the network utility operator.

Record of amendments is a record of changes to the Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and handbooks.


Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods

Current version

These are issued by MBIE to provide one way of complying with the Building Code and must be accepted by BCAs as demonstrating compliance with the related clauses of the Building Code. Using them is not mandatory.


Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

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