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Standard Development Requirements

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Collection Services

  1. The collection or transportation of garbage, recyclable materials, or organic waste from any commercial and industrial locations within the City shall be provided by the City’s franchised hauler. [MC § 8.24.040]    
  2. New accounts are established with the City’s franchised hauler.
  3. All waste containing garbage produced or accumulated in or about hotels, food establishments, or other businesses, shall be removed at least twice weekly, and all other solid wastes shall be removed at least once weekly. [SB County §33.0805]
  4. AB 341 requires businesses, public entities, and multifamily residential dwellings with five (5) units or more who generate four (4) cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week to recycle.
  5. AB 1826 (as of January 1, 2017) requires businesses, public entities, and multifamily residential dwellings with five (5) units or more who generate four (4) cubic yards or more of organic waste per week to arrange for organic waste recycling services.
  6. AB 1826 (as of January 1, 2019) requires businesses, public entities, and multifamily residential dwellings with five (5) units or more who generate four (4) cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week to arrange for organic waste recycling services.

Automated Cart Service to Nonresidential Facilities

  1. Nonresidential establishments such as small offices, shops, meeting halls, or churches, which generate 2 cubic yards or less of non-bulky waste per week and are located on the same side of a residential block receiving automated cart service, may meet residential rather than commercial requirements upon approval only.

Service Vehicle Access

  1. Projects must have a minimum drive aisle width of 16 feet, vertical traveling clearance of 14 feet, 20-foot service clearance at enclosure or compactor pad, a minimum 40-foot straight and level approach to enclosure or compactor pad, and a minimum radius of 43 feet for all drive turns along the main ingress to and egress from enclosures. These requirements shall not limit requirements for Fire vehicle access.
  2. Property without through access shall incorporate at least one of the following designs:
  • A cul-de-sac with a 43-foot turning radius for a 32-foot vehicle length
  • A hammerhead turn with a 43-foot turning radius for a 32-foot vehicle length

Gated Access

  1. Gated properties that are locked and unmanned on service days anytime between the hours of 6 AM and 6 PM Monday through Saturday shall provide access code or key to the City’s franchised hauler.

Roll-off Compactor Units

  1. Sealed compactor units dedicated separately to garbage and recyclable materials may be required to be installed at facilities with an anticipated waste generation of 60 uncompacted cubic yards per week.
  2. Roll-off compactor units must be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications with the compactor hopper and roll-off box on a concrete slab with a minimum 3-foot continuously paved perimeter for safe access.
  3. Compactor equipment shall be screened from view of public right-of-way by materials compatible with building architecture and landscaping as specified by City of San Bernardino Development Code. [MC § 19.20.030 (21)]
  4. Location, orientation, and dimensions of enclosures, enclosure gates, pedestrian entry, compactor pads, and compactor screening, shall be shown on site plans and labeled that construction shall meet City Engineering Standards.

Front-load Bin Enclosures & Access

  1. Minimum double-wide enclosures of 8 feet by 15 feet shall be required for all development to allow for dedicated recycling bins, except upon approval where potential waste generation or space is restricted. [Specifications adopted in accordance with Model Ordinance as required by CA PRC §42911]
  2. Front-load compactor units must be contained in an enclosure large enough to hold the unit and one additional bin facing lengthwise.   
  3. Front-load bin and compactor enclosures must be constructed according to City Engineering Standard 508. Rear or side pedestrian entry shall be provided on enclosures for all multi-unit residential development. Pedestrian entry on free-standing enclosures shall have a 4-foot width, no gate or door, and an 'L' shaped block screen the same height of the enclosure.  
  4. Pedestrian access from building exit to bin enclosure shall be a minimum 4 feet wide and continuously paved, without crossing curbs, steps, or driveways.
  5. Enclosure pads shall be level to restrict bins from drifting and designed for proper drainage of surface water.
  6. Enclosures must be at least 5' from combustible walls, eave lines, or openings.
  7. Only bins and the contents therein for disposal may be stored in enclosures. All other equipment, fixtures, and materials such as electrical panels, circulation or exhaust ducts or vents, grease bins, or surplus supplies are strictly prohibited.
  8. Enclosures shall be buffered with landscaping when viewable from public right-of-way, and vegetation shall not restrict gates or exceed height of enclosure. Include vegetation on landscape plans.
  9. Enclosures shall be located with gates aligned for straight access for service vehicles.
  10. Enclosures shall not obstruct drive aisles, driveways, loading zones, parking, handicap access, or visibility of cross-traffic from drive aisles, alleys, or streets. Location shall not cause service vehicle to block access drives during while bins are being serviced.
  11. Enclosure gates shall not open into drive aisles, parking spaces, or walkways. Enclosures placed adjacent to parking shall be separated by a minimum 3-foot wide curbed area out to the farthest point of both gates, and designed to safely restrict gates from opening into parking spaces or landscaped areas.
  12. Location, orientation, and dimensions of enclosures, enclosure gates, and pedestrian entry, shall be shown on site plans and labeled that construction shall meet City Engineering Standards.

Multi-unit Dwellings

  1. Commercial requirements shall apply to all multi-unit dwellings over 4 units, unless otherwise approved.
  2. Disposal chutes incorporated into multi-story buildings must have dedicated chutes for garbage & commingled recyclables. Both chutes shall be clearly and permanently labeled at each chute opening and exit. [Specifications adopted in accordance with Model Ordinance as required by CA PRC §42911]

RESIDENTIAL TRACTS & LOTS

Collection Services

  1. Residential collection or transportation of garbage, recyclable materials, or organic waste shall be provided by the City’s franchised hauler a minimum of once weekly.
  2. Commercial requirements shall apply to all multi-unit dwellings over 4 units, unless otherwise approved.
  3. Nonresidential establishments such as small offices, shops, meeting halls, or churches, which generate 2 cubic yards or less of non-bulky waste per week and are located on the same side of a residential block receiving automated cart service, may meet residential rather than commercial requirements upon approval only.

Automated Cart Storage & Access

  1. Residential units shall dedicate a minimum 4 feet by 11 feet area on a concrete surface located out of view of public right-of-way behind a fence or within an enclosed garage for storage of each set of up to 4 automated carts. If visible from the public right-of-way, the storage area shall be screened by landscaping, or masonry or solid wood fencing.
  2. The path of travel from the storage pad to street shall be continuously paved without step or curb with 4-foot minimum gate openings.

Service Vehicle Access

  1. There shall be a minimum drive aisle width of 13 feet, vertical clearance of 13 feet, and a minimum radius of 43 feet for all drive turns along the main ingress to and egress to all improved lots within a residential tract. These requirements shall not limit requirements for Fire vehicle access.
  2. All tracts shall have one or more of the following designs incorporated into all access streets:
  • A cul-de-sac with a 43-foot turning radius
  • A hammerhead turn with a 43-foot turning radius
  • Two separate entry/exit routes from each street

Curbside Service Area

  1. A minimum 14-foot space on the street along the curb adjacent to the driveway of each residence must be clear for automated service carts, with a minimum 2-foot setback and 13-foot vertical clearance of all obstructions such as structures, fences, and raised landscaping.

Gated Access

  1. Gated properties that are locked and unmanned on service days anytime between the hours of 6 AM and 6 PM Monday through Saturday shall provide access code or key to the City’s franchised hauler.