5 Key Elements Your Site Waste Management Plan Absolutely Must Include

by admin on January 7, 2010

The requirement for a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) came into force in April 2008.  This means that any construction project costing over £300k needs a site waste management plan.

Your SWMP must cover:

• Who will be responsible for resource management
• What types of waste will be generated.
• How the waste will be managed – will it be reduced, reused or recycled?
• Which contractors will be used to ensure the waste is correctly recycled and  or disposed of responsibly and legally.
• How the quantity of waste generated by the project will be measured.

What are the benefits of a SWMP?

Save time – You can answer queries about your waste from your environmental regulator or local council quickly and easily.

Avoid prosecution – You can ensure all your waste is disposed of legally.

Win new business – You can provide proof of your environmental performance, thus enhancing your profile  in the tendering process.

Understand and reduce waste disposal costs – you understand how your waste is managed so you can identify where to save money and how to reduce costs.

Enhance your reputation – Your customers can see where you are helping the environment and making cost savings that will benefit them.

Help the environment – You will manage materials and waste on site more responsibly ensuring less of a risk to the local environment.

Improve future projects – When your SWMP is complete you will have useful information for future projects about how you used resources and managed your waste.

Things you need to do.

  • Have you got agreement from your water and sewerage operator for trade effluent discharge?
  • Are you complying with your duty of care? Including using waste transfer notes or consignment notes for all movements of waste?

For more information on Waste Directory visit netregs.gov.uk/wastedirectory

We take the following at Kingsnorth Waste Management.

  • Sand bags,
  • Pipes,
  • Woven bags,
  • Shrink wrap,
  • Bollards,
  • Cones,
  • Cardboard,
  • Paper

    We can also help you find other recycling contractors to dispose of other materials such as wood and plaster board.

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