The Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008 were laid before the UK Parliament on 15 February 2008, and came into full force on 6 April 2008. The regulations do not apply to any project planned before 6 April, if construction work commenced before 1 July 2008, and apply only to projects in England.
They apply to all projects with a value of £300,000 or more, with additional updating requirements for projects with a value of £500,000 or more.
The regulations place the initial responsibility for the production of the plan with the client. The client must produce the plan before the project is started. If a project is started without a site waste management plan, then both the client and the principal contractor are guilty of an offence under these regulations. The regulations also lay out what the plan must include.
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