By law, construction projects with a budget of over £300,000 must have a site waste management plan (SWMP) in order to detail how the project plans to manage and maintain construction materials in the interest of minimising waste. From the outset, the contractor, developer, designer, architect, or the client must start the arduous task of complying with all current waste and recycling legislation(although legally the client is responsible for the plan being completed, they can appoint someone to do this for them). With the progression of sustainability in construction over the last decade, it is now against the law to start construction work with an SWMP.
According to the Gov UK website an SWMP must include:
Current legislation means that you will have to cover these main steps when producing your SWMP which include:
Throughout the construction process you are expected to update your SWMP with your actual waste movements due to certain logistical and waste management hurdles which you will come across which will, in turn, change your site waste management plan.
You can get a Site Waste Management Plan Template from WRAP .