Better waste management and resource efficiency
There are many important economic, environmental and legislative reasons for reducing waste and making the best use of materials that might otherwise go to landfill. These apply to every facet of the built environment - from clearing the site for a new development, to drawing up an organisation's waste management strategy. Our services include:
Pre-demolition and refurbishment audits - these provide detailed information on materials that can be reclaimed and recycled, so reducing the cost and environmental impact of waste disposal, bringing savings from re-using existing materials and earnings from selling those that aren't needed.
Site waste management plans - a legal requirement in England for projects costing more than £300,000. We can help you through all aspects of preparing a site waste management plan (SWMP), and have developed a free-to-use (free in the UK only) web-based tool, SMARTWaste Plan, for drawing up and implementing SWMPs on all types of construction sites including new build, refurbishment and demolition.
Reducing and managing construction waste - brings cost and environmental benefits, and is important in the SWMP Regulations and BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes ratings. We review your current waste levels, help set and implement waste reduction targets, and advise on design specifications, procurement, site management, waste management options and selecting contractors.
Company waste strategies - provide a framework for better waste management and align with environmental management systems such as ISO 4001. We work with organisations (such as Gentoo and M&S) to produce tailor-made waste reduction and resource management strategies.
Household and commercial waste - many local authorities have waste storage and collection requirements for developments - as do BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes - aiming to divert waste from landfill. We help draw up strategies and set household and commercial waste requirements.
Waste management tools and training - we have developed a range of web-based tools to help you identify, minimise, manage and recycle waste and implement construction resource efficiency. A dedicated website (www.SMARTWaste.co.uk) with full details, and training courses on a range of waste management issues is available.