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Ensure Waste Best Practise With Our Site Waste Management Plans

In December 2013, the UK Government revoked the SMWP regulations. This means that it is no longer a legal requirement for construction projects in England to have a Site Waste Management Plan in place.

Do I Need An SWMP?

Despite the changes in regulation, SWMPs are still considered best practice onsite as they encourage better waste management, improved environmental performance and reduce the cost of waste disposal. For any company that is involved in construction or demolition, it is still best practice to complete a site waste management plan.

Whilst it is no longer compulsory to complete at SWMP on projects over the value of 250,000, it is advisable that any project which produces large quantities of construction waste complete one. At Skippy Nationwide our team can assist in the preparation and implementation of a waste management plan, helping to ensure your waste is managed in the most cost effective and environmentally friendly manner.

Is A Site Waste Management Plan Beneficial?

A Site Waste Management Plan is a report which identifies how waste streams will be managed on a construction site. Helping to reduce waste costs, an SWMP can reduce waste and minimise waste sent to landfill.

Preparing and implementing a waste management plan will deliver a number of benefits including:

  • Cost-efficientBy designing out waste you can limit the amount of waste generated; reducing costs from landfill tax and, maximise the return from bulk recyclables.
  • Save time With a plan in place, managing your waste will be simple. One call to Skippy Nationwide, for all you waste streams is all it takes.
  • Stay compliant Containing transfer notes, suppliers and disposal site licences, an SWMP will ensure that you complete your Duty of Care and remain compliant with existing waste legislation.

How Can A Site Waste Management Plan Help You?

Split into 3 key stages, an SWMP includes the following steps. Once completed, these will ensure that your waste is managed efficiently, cost effectively and in compliance with the legislation.

  • Stage 1 Preparation
    Identifying ways to reduce waste, forecasting waste types and quantities and, establishing waste management options (reduce, recycle, reuse).
  • Stage 2 Implementation
    Completing Duty of Care (still a legal responsibility), monitor implementation and measure actual waste arisings.
  • Stage 3 Review
    Assess the success of your SWMP post-construction.

For more information on how a site waste management plan can benefit your business, call Skippy on 03333 218402.

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