The quality protocol for the production of aggregates from inert waste sets an industry benchmark for recycled aggregate production. It defines the point at which a product is no longer considered as waste. This is important because once a material is not classed as waste you do not have to follow waste controls such as using a registered waste carrier to transport your materials. However, you should continue to handle materials with care to ensure that you don't face enforcement action for causing pollution.
WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has also published checklists and guidance documents to help those producing and buying recycled aggregates to comply with the quality protocol. These provide:
- detailed guidance on the requirements for producers and specifiers of sustainable aggregates
- a roadmap that enables producers to prove that their material has been produced in a way that complies with the quality protocol
- guidance which allows end users to tell the difference between suppliers