Site Waste Management Plans

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What is a SWMP?

The SWMP is a planning document that must be created prior to the start of construction. It must:

  • Identify each type of waste expected to be produced during the project
  • Estimate the quantity of each type that will be produced
  • Identify the planned waste management action proposed for each different type, including on- or off-site reuse, on- or off-site recycling, or disposal

During the project, the principal contractor must monitor the plan and update it with details of the waste of each type actually produced, along with the action taken and any removal activity.