The CECA has issued a very useful free construction waste management pdf. In applying good construction waste management, it's easy to aim to recycle waste, and save money on waste disposal as well, but before long a hard question arises: “How to Recycle Construction Waste in Accordance with UK Permitting Regulations“.
Life can become a complicated for construction site managers, when the implications of compliance with the UK Permitting Regulations are considered. So, contractors should welcome, the CECA's very useful free construction waste management pdf (SCROLL DOWN to the download link).
It would be very easy to get bogged-down in questions about, is this really a waste? If so, how is it classified, and what are the restrictions (or possible exemptions), which apply and actions needed before processing and transporting this material.
All these, and more, become questions which need an authoritative answer, and it needs to be obtained quickly.
Thankfully, as from last month, answering these question on “How to Recycle Construction Waste in Accordance with UK Permitting Regulations”, suddenly became a lot easier thanks to the CECA, and that's all explained in their Press Release below. But, before you SCROLL DOWN to read their Press Release, we suggest that you watch our video (below) made on exactly this same subject:
CECA Publishes Free Construction Waste Management pdf Providing UK CW Recycling Guidance
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) have published new guidance on waste in the construction industry (Construction Waste Management pdf), free to all companies working in the sector.
Waste Classification & Permitting in Construction – Guidance For The Construction Industry On The Waste Permitting Regime has been made freely available online.
The guide has been produced by the CECA Environment Group, with input from the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Commenting, CECA National Civil Engineering Director Peter Crosland said that the document is a welcome addition to the complex world of waste regulation. Peter also said,
“This easy to follow document should be of use to anyone involved in dealing with waste from construction operations.”
“The information is provided in clear, simple language with easy to follow Flow Charts and includes links throughout to take the reader to more specific information if necessary.
“We hope that this guidance will be widely taken up, and will lead to the spread of best practice at all levels of the UK’s construction industry, to the benefit of our shared environment.”
The CECA recycling of construction materials pdf, which is essential UK reading for recycling and reuse of building waste in construction projects, is available on the CECA website here.
More on Construction Waste Management and How to Recycle Construction Materials
How to Manage Construction Waste and Yield Tangible Benefits for the Environment and Your Business
Waste generated by construction does not just have a massively negative impact on the environment, it also comes with a huge economic price tag. According to a World Bank Report, construction waste from building materials accounts for half of the solid waste generated annually. Therefore, it pays for regional and global players in the construction industry to examine their waste disposal methods and make significant changes to create more sustainable ways of working.
While the cost of waste varies from country to country, one thing remains constant – the costs continue to multiply. The construction industry remains one of the biggest culprits to waste contribution. In 2012, 1.3 billion tons of solid waste was created, and this volume is expected to increase to 2.2 billion tons of waste per annum over the next seven years until 2025. Globally, countries are drafting policies to increase recycling of construction waste, and various certifications, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) have been put in place to encourage the proper management of construction waste. via ManageConstructionWaste
The Importance of Prompt Soil Removal for Good Construction Waste Management
The soil removal service that you get must be timely. Additional building materials like clay, bricks, soil, and sand hold value for reprocessing instead of being rejected as waste. Standing piles of soil and sand present a risk on your work site because they can also become polluted by asbestos, pesticides, fuel, oil, and many other chemicals. via RemoveSoilfromConstructionSites, and which is a good point to be included in any construction waste management pdf.
In the US similar moves are in progress to assist their construction industry to achieve better construction waste recycling:
ASTM Issues Standard Guide for the Development of a Waste Management Plan for Construction, Deconstruction, or Demolition Projects
ASTM International Technical Committee E60 on Sustainability held its fall meeting this past October. Among its accomplishments was the completion of a new standard, E3073, titled “Guide for Development of a Waste Management Plan for Construction, Deconstruction, or Demolition Projects.” This standard was developed under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee E60.01 on Buildings and Construction.
The impetus for development of E3073 was a keen acknowledgment that construction and demolition materials are one of the most significant waste streams in the United States.
According to the task group responsible for the standard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates these materials amount to over 500 million tons annually across all types of construction including new construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings and civil-engineering structures.
The task group states that as a consequence, efforts through codes or sustainable building programs have been incentivizing or mandating diversion of waste from construction, deconstruction, or demolition projects since the mid-1990s.
With environmental needs for such diversion, the task group proposed that a jobsite-specific waste management plan would be an effective tool to increase the disposition of useable materials through reuse, repurposing, manufacturer reclamation, composting, or recycling.
It further reasoned that an ASTM standard for development of a project-specific waste management plan could promote best practices in this important environmental arena. look out for their construction waste management pdf, via ASTMWasteManagementPlans
Free Construction Waste Management pdf
The CECA's free construction waste management pdf is available here.