Materials Management Plans
Ashdown Site Investigation Ltd provides a number of services to help clients manage waste from construction projects and minimise associated costs.
Under waste legislation material which is discarded, or intended to be discarded, is classified as waste, and therefore subject to legislation governing the treatment and disposal of waste. In agreement with the Environment Agency, CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: applications in Real Environments) has developed the Code of Practice which provides a mechanism where by:-
1) Clean, naturally occurring materials may be removed from one site for reuse on another; or
2) Treated materials may be recovered for re-use on appropriate sites.
If the Code of Practice is followed correctly, the Environment Agency will take account of this and will not consider these materials as waste. Use of the Code offers potential cost savings for developments generating materials and developments that need to import materials.
Ensuring that materials are treated correctly requires the preparation of a Materials Management Plan (MMP). The MMP should identify materials to be created and how they will be reused. Preparation of the MMP requires a risk assessment for both the donor and receiving sites to ensure the materials are suitable for transfer and reuse. The MMP must also demonstrate why the materials are required at the receptor site.
The MMP must be approved by an independent Qualified Person (registered with CL:AIRE). If satisfied, the Qualified Person submits a declaration to the Environment Agency prior to material transfer taking place. Following completion of the transfer, a verification report must be produced detailing the works carried out.
Ashdown Site Investigation Ltd. offers services for the inspection and assessment of sites and preparation of MMPs and other documentation required to allow material transfers to take place. We have established links with Qualified Persons and can advise on works that will be required for re-use of materials on site of origin and to move materials from one site to another.
Please contact us for an informal discussion on how we can help manage waste issues on your project.
Further information on the Definition of Waste Code of Practice can be found on the CL:AIRE website: www.claire.co.uk/cop
We regularly undertake ground investigations and monitoring of former landfill sites, including the provision of advice on the suitability for development on or in the vicinity of landfills, as well as investigations for assessing ground gas risks to proposed and existing development. Some examples of landfill related projects we have worked on are provided in our waste and housing projects pages.
Waste Classification and Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) Testing
We assist clients with the classification of soils and other waste streams leaving sites as part of our waste classification consultancy service. We regularly carry out waste acceptance criteria sampling (WAC Testing) of excavated soils arising from development sites for waste disposal purposes.
We can prepare stand alone waste classification statements, providing accurate European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes for material, confirming a hazardous or non hazardous classification and carry out WAC testing to confirm if non hazardous materials can be accepted as inert waste. WAC testing can also be undertaken without the waste classification service if required.
Our waste classification and WAC testing services are tailored to suit our clients needs. Information can be provided on a stand alone basis if required, or included as part of our combined contamination and geotechnical assessment reports or part of remediation strategies.
Examples of projects where we have prepared waste classification support and waste acceptance criteria testing are provided on our waste projects pages. Please contact us for an informal discussion on how we can help manage the waste issues on your project.