Assume 8 storey block of fl ats with 4 fl ats per fl oor and 4 people per fl at. Allow for one collection per week and the use of British Standard cylindrical receptacles.
Volume to be expected: 8×4×4×0.03 m3=3.84 m3 (Note: 0.03 m3/person per week used). Total storage capacity (allowing for one week’s accumulation) is therefore 3.84 m3. Capacity of one receptacle (cyl. type)= 0.95m3.