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Houses in Multiple Occupation amenity guidance

9.0 Refuse storage and disposal

9.1 Ensure that sufficient bins or other suitable receptacles are provided that are adequate for the requirements of each household occupying the HMO for the storage of refuse and litter pending their disposal.

9.2 All refuse containers shall be located on hard standings with suitable access for cleansing of the area and removal of containers. Such hard standings shall be located in an area away from habitable rooms and wherever practicable at the rear of the premises. If the hard standing has to be located at the front of the building or other exposed position it shall be provided with a suitable screen where practical. The hard standing shall be positioned so that the bins do not obscure natural lighting from windows below bin height.