End of Site Waste Management Plans?
04 October 2013
Posted in Company News, Projects, by admin
Construction Site Waste Management Plan Regulations
In 2012, the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) proposed the repeal of the Construction Site Waste Management Plan Regulations. This was in response to the Governments Red Tape Challenge, which was designed to remove regulations which are either ineffective or hold back growth for businesses.
Following a consultation period the regulations will now be repealed as of 01 December 2013. The impact assessment demonstrates that repealing the Regulations should provide a reduction in the regulatory burden to business without any significant environmental impact.
Although the repeal of SWMPs (Site Waste Management Plans) will reduce the administrative impact on construction sites, there will still be a clear requirement to manage waste from site in a efficient and environmentally focused manner.
Ecofficiency continue to offer clients the main benefits of Site Waste Management Plans through the following services and offering:
- Initial site waste audits driven at reducing waste at source and maximising correct recycling and recovery routes.
- Selection of licensed hauliers to ensure your carbon footprint is minimised.
- Use of fully licensed disposal facilities that can maximise diversion rates from landfill.
- Full analytical reporting for all waste on site throughout the project and upon completion.
All of this information and data is pulled together and accessible, in real-time, to Ecofficiency clients via our state-of-the-art EcoIntelligence customer portal.