Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP)

SWMPs were made compulsory for all projects in England with an estimated cost of over £300,000 by The Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008, which came into force on 6th April 2008.

In addition, the Code for Sustainable Homes makes Construction Site Waste Management mandatory.

A SWMP provides a structure for waste delivery and disposal at all stages of a construction project.  Typically it will identify the following:

  • Who will be responsible for resource management
  • What types of waste will be generated
  • How the waste will be managed
  • Which contractors will be used
  • How the waste generated will be measured.

Encon Associates can prepare and help implement SWMPs for construction projects, whether they are a legal requirements or in compliance with the Code.  Any such plans will be prepared in compliance with relevant guidance, in particular the DEFRA document “Non-statutory guidance for site waste management plans” dated April 2008.

We ensure that any SWMP we develop is a practical document that is easily understood.  It should become a useful tool for the site works as well as ensuring that sufficient evidence is obtained to demonstrate compliance with legislation and/or the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM

Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) for Environmental Credits

If your project is working towards an environmental assessment, our Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) service can help achieve the following credits:

BREEAM 2014 BREEAM 2011 BREEAM 2008 Code for Sustainable Homes November 2010

Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) for Planning

Our Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) service can help mitigate planning applications or conditions of planning consent:

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Gordon Blackwood
Argon Properties

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