Site Waste Management Planning
Under new legislation which came into force in England on April 6th 2008, anyone who intends to carry out a build project with an estimated cost greater than £300,000 (excluding VAT) must prepare a site waste management plan before construction work begins. Prowaste Management Services offers a full SWMP development service for clients and principle contractors, ensuring full compliance with the current legislative requirements.
The SWMP is produced at the very beginning of a project, enabling consideration to be given to the ways that waste can be reduced, reused or recycled. This process also helps to identifying at an early stage any waste materials that cannot be reused on the project, making it easier to find alternative uses for them.
A SWMP is a live document and as such, must be updated throughout the course of each project.
As a client you’re responsible for:
As a principal contractor you’re responsible for:
What should the SWMP contain?
For projects estimated at over £500,000 (excluding VAT) the SWMP should contain details of:
At the end of the project, you must review the plan and record the reasons for any differences between the plan and what actually happened. You must still comply with the duty of care for waste, however as the SWMP records all waste movements in one document, having it will help you to ensure that you comply with this duty of care.