This credit has no added cost.
This prerequisite requires some planning on behalf of the Contractor’s team toward setting and achieving waste diversion goals appropriately.
Local codes and regulations typically carry requirements for construction waste management; therefore, this prerequisite should not result in additional cost to the project, as it reflects typical industry best practices.
That said, the level of segregation on construction sites sometimes introduces logistical issues, including access and space. Typically, contractors prefer commingling waste streams to save job site space and to avoid the need to train and monitor employees when using segregated waste streams. Commingled waste collection is acceptable as long as it goes to a materials recovery facility that can document the appropriate diversion rates.