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,
- Woven bags,
- Shrink wrap,
We can also help you find other recycling contractors to dispose of other materials such as wood and plaster board.