Guide

Introduction to site waste management plans

What is a site waste management plan?

A site waste management plan is a document that describes, in detail, the amount and type of waste from a construction project and how it will be reused, recycled or disposed of.

There are two main types of site waste management plan:

  1. A basic site waste management plan is suitable for all projects that cost between £300,000 and £500,000.
  2. An advanced site waste management plan is suitable for all projects that cost over £500,000.

 

The project costs include the value of plant, labour, materials, overheads and profit but exclude the value of land and VAT.

There may be a number of people involved in producing different aspects of the site waste management plan.

A site waste management plan could help you reduce costs and improve the environmental performance of your construction projects.

Site waste management plans are not a legal requirement in Northern Ireland, however they are a useful tool for reducing waste and costs from construction projects. 

You can also download an example site waste management plan proforma (DOC, 77k).