Site Waste Management Plans

In 2008 the Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) came into force for all construction projects exceeding £300,000 and required the site to minimise waste and to describe the waste products produced on site, the type and volume of waste and its recycling or recovery through the life of a construction project. SWMP’s encouraged the effective management of materials and ensured waste was considered at all stages of a project – from design through to completion.

The SWMP included:

  • The type of waste your site produces
  • How you dispose of the waste, e.g reuse, recycle, landfill
  • Who your waste carrier is and their registration number
  • The address and environmental permit or exemption number of the site where your waste is going

Shallow mining can often only be predicted by experience and expert knowledge of coal seams, mines, and mining history and advice should be sought from Ashton Bennett early in a project to avoid stabilisation of ground by drilling and grouting beneath a building partly constructed or a completed building.

The SWMP were repealed in 2013. However it is good practice for all construction projects to use SWMPs as part of their site management.

Waste Acceptance Criteria Tests

The Landfill Directive introduced the classifying of waste for disposal as inert, non hazardous
and hazardous waste with treatment where necessary to enable waste to be disposed to landfill.  
The government encourages recycling and sustainable solutions to waste. Waste Acceptance Criteria Tests can be undertaken to determine waste disposal category for appropriate waste disposal.

Landfill Site Design Management and Surrender

Our experts design, manage and report for the surrender of landfill sites including waste recovery,
inert or hazardous materials.