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Why Do You Need Skippys SWMP Services?

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From December 1st 2013, the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008 were abolished. No longer obligatory for construction projects in England worth over 300,000, the de-regulation is said to help businesses save money in compliance.

Do You Still Need An SWMP?

As part of theRed Tape Challenge, the de-regulation of the SWMP was part of the governments plans to do away with regulations which were deemed as ineffective or holding back growth. According to Defra, repealing the SWMP regulation should provide a reduction in the regulatory burden to businesses without any significant environmental impact. In removing the need to comply, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is hoping that businesses will continue to use a SWMP on a voluntary basis as flexible resource efficiency tools.

When a SWMP was obligatory, it applied to all facets of construction work. This included everything from preparatory work such as demolition and excavation, to engineering projects, alteration, maintenance, and decoration of existing buildings. In the Site Waste Management Plan, details of how waste is disposed of, the type of waste produced, the waste carrier registration number, and detail of the sites environmental permit or exemption number were all included.

Some projects will still require a SWMP if they are looking to comply with BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology). A certification used to assess sustainable buildings, BREEAM addresses a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues enabling developers, designers and building managers to demonstrate their environmental credentials.

Improve Your Site Waste Management With Skippy Nationwide

If you are working within the construction industry, a SWMP is still considered best practice for your sites waste management. For those looking to become BREEAM certificated, a SWMP is an opportunity to efficiently manage your waste and receive market recognition for low environmental impact buildings. Helping to reduce running costs whilst improving working and living environments, a SWMP for BREEAM certification is the next step towards a sustainable future.

If you are design team or construction company looking to improve performance on site, Skippy Nationwide can define and maintain an efficient Site Waste Management Plan. From our experience and knowledge in waste management, we will be able to help improve your sites environmental credentials, working towards BREEAM certification if you wish. With SWMP services we can:

Improve efficiency whilst promoting reuse, recycling, and waste recovery instead of disposal
Reduce fly-tipping through compliance with the waste Duty of Care
Raise awareness with SWMP induction training

If you are interested in SWMP services from Skippy Nationwide, please call us on freephone 03333 218402 or email sales@skippy.co.uk. If you would like to book, or have any questions or queries about of waste management services contact Skippy today.

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