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This guide is intended for use by professional builders, developers and tradesmen. Using good waste management practice on site will help your organisation to comply with environmental legislation, reduce your costs and assist in creating a positive image of your business.
This guide is also intended to help builders/developers meet their obligations under the Council's Supplementary Development Advice Note - Managing Waste in Housing and Commercial Developments.
Zero Waste Scotland offers the construction sector a number of sector specific tools which aim to help you to reduce the amount of waste produced, save on the cost of waste disposal, re-use and recycle more where possible, and make the most efficient use of resources.
CIRIA are a not for profit organisation developing Best Practice in the UK Construction sector. CIRIA is constantly developing a programme of seminars, through the Construction Industry Environmental Forum (CIEF) to disseminate examples of best practice in the industry, as well as developing its own training packs.
Details of all the legislation and process guidance relevant to the Construction & Demolition can be obtained from the NetRegs website. This is a joint agency website containing the legislation for all four of the home nations in the UK. It covers legislation and guidance for all major industry sectors.
SmartWaste - a tool to allow auditing processes for demolition and construction projects. With a hand-held facility to enable site and building surveys, this tool collects data in a downloadable format, providing functionality for chart and report production. The system can then be used to identify the main waste streams on-site and to facilitate waste management plans. A useful development in the system is the interaction with the BRE website where data from individual companies is added to a database, allowing benchmarking against national averages etc.
The WRA is the official trade association for the wood recycling sector. It enables member companies to maximise business and commercial opportunities as well as providing representation to Government and other regulatory authorities.
Do you have construction materials you don't need but don't want to pay for disposal? Alternatively are you looking for construction materials that might be available for reuse in your area? Members of the Construction Materials Exchange can list material available as well as material needed.
Try and find a re-use match on the Construction Materials Exchange. It saves you landfill charges and reduces waste.
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