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At Oaktree we are also committed to working in harmony with our surroundings:
Oaktree believes that working in partnership with our Clients with respect to Waste Management, demonstrates good environmental practice by supporting the basic fundamentals of recognised Environmental Management Systems. With the introduction of the Site Waste Management Plan Regulations 2008, a further duty has been placed on a Client and their nominated Principal Contractor. Under the new regulations a Client must implement and monitor with the Principal Contractor all waste produced on site, where a project values £300,000 or more and produce and maintain a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP). Before a project commences the Client must ensure that a SWMP has been drawn up and it clearly indicates any projected values of waste produced, and broken down to allow three main categories to be identified:
- If surplus materials can be used in the permanent works they are classified as materials, which have been re-used. If they are surplus to requirements and need to be removed from site and they can be removed and used in their present form, they can be removed from site for re-use.
- If the surplus material cannot be re-used in its present form but could be used in a different form, it is sent for recycling such as 50x50 timber to make chipboard.
If either of the above cannot be satisfied then the only option left is to send the surplus materials to landfill. Identifying landfill is a last resort.
Oaktree recognises the importance of managing waste during a project as an integral part of project management. To this end Oaktree service will extend to include:
“Oaktree developed innovative design ideas in interpreting our outline brief. Through their management team, we now have a successful corporate quality facility that meets the needs of ICI's demanding business”
- Ron Parr, ICI -