Many local authorities still require developers to prepare Site Waste Management Plans prior to construction. Greengage support the view that the earlier this is done, the greater the opportunities there are for reducing waste and improving resource efficiency through design.
SWMPs commit to manage waste in accordance with best practice guidance. This includes the consideration of designing out waste, reducing waste generated on site, reuse and recycling procedures and use of available third party data sources including Defra and the BRE.
The adoption of the waste hierarchy and implementation of the principles of circular economy will assist in both minimising generation of site waste and ensuring it is managed appropriately. Specific waste targets are determined as the project design and construction process is progressed however the our SWMPs provide guidance and a framework to cover the following key issues:
- A target benchmark for resource efficiency per unit floor area
- Procedures and commitment to minimise generation of non-hazardous waste
- Procedure to minimise hazardous waste
- Waste minimisation targets and details of waste minimisation actions to be undertaken
- Procedures to estimate, monitor, measure and report on total site waste generation
- A commitment to monthly reporting of waste in comparison to anticipated data including process to review the information and feedback into the waste management site practice.