Title: Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) for the construction industry - Consultation 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2007 
Availability: February 2007 
Author 1/Producer: Defra - Department for EnvironmentFood and Rural Affairs 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Defra 
Publisher City: London, UK 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/climatechange.htm  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Excavation
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Short description: The SWMP should: identify the different types of waste that will be produced by the project, and note any changes in the design and materials specification that seek to minimise this waste consider how to re-use, recycle or recover the different wastes produced by the project require the construction company to demonstrate that it is complying with the duty of care regime record the quantities of waste produced. Key elements of the SWMP process One individual, usually the principal contractor, will be responsible for writing and implementing the SWMP. There will be two levels of SWMP – standard and detailed. The standard SWMP will be for projects costing between £250,000 and £500,000. The detailed SWMP will be for projects costing more than £500,000 and will require more detailed reporting. Local authorities and the Environment Agency will enforce SWMPs and they will impose penalties for failure to make, keep or produce a SWMP. The government will issue guidance when the SWMP regulations come into force. 
Link to Organisation(s): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 16/01/2007