Waste Guidance Notes for Building/Construction Companies

Small/Medium Company Building/Construction Waste Guidance Notes

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These Small/Medium Company Building/Construction Waste Guidance Notes have been specifically tailored to small building/construction companies.

The building industry is notoriously wasteful. Although the Site Waste Management Regulations 2008 may not apply to the works you do, they are intended to help reduce the wastage throughout the industry, so you can help by re-using off-cuts of timber wherever possible etc and by separating your waste into different skips etc. Although it may not a legal requirement, it is good business practice to follow the intent behind the legislation as re-using materials where you can will save you money.

There are legal requirements for managing your waste efficiently and safely. By meeting these requirements your business will not only avoid enforcement action but may well cut costs.

Some of the many Environmental Regulations include:-
• Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011
• The Site Waste Management Regulations 2008
• The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005
• Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991
• The Environment Act 1990
• The Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989

These laws prevent the environment from being polluted and encourage more sustainable management of waste. Some legislation applies to all waste and some to particular types of waste.

The information detailed in these Small/Medium Company Building/Construction Waste Guidance Notes will help you to complete the Waste Transfer Note:

Waste Transfer Note

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