Site Waste Management Plans: regulating for resource efficiency

A half day seminar to be held in Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast, at 9.15 to 12.30 on Tuesday 22nd February 2011

The aim of this seminar will be to introduce Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) – what they are, who is responsible for implementing them, what they involve, their impact to date and to review the new regulations making Site Waste Management Plans a legal requirement in Northern Ireland.

The seminar is to help architects understand the role of the designer in SWMP’s and the support tools that are available. As this is a half day programme, it is an overview and there will not be sufficient time to cover all the elements of Site Waste Management Plans in detail.


09.15    Tea/Coffee

09.30    Welcome and Overview

09:45    Site Waste Management Plans: what are they?

10.10    Overview of the current consultation proposals and timescales

10.30    The role of the designer

10:45    Questions

11:00    Break

11.15    What is involved?

11.45    Support and Tools to help

12:05    How effective have SWMP’s been in other parts of the UK?

12:15    Questions and Summary

12.30    End



Kathryn Tims and Helen Embleton, EnviroCentre. EnviroCentre is an environmental consultancy that provides environmental support to members as part of RSUA Practice Services Scheme. The team has extensive experience of Site Waste Management Plans and providing environmental advice to the construction sector. Visit us at

Dr Ian Garner of Waste & Resources Action Programme. WRAP is a non-governmental organisation with the remit to help businesses and individuals reap the benefits of reducing waste develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way.


Places cost £36.00 including VAT (PSS members £30.00 including VAT)

Please make cheques payable to Royal Society of Ulster Architects