Ruddlesden geotechnical


DoWCoP Materials Management Plans

Materials Management Plans (MMPs) are undertaken in accordance with the CL:AIRE Definition of Waste: Code of Practice (DoW CoP).

Materials Management Plans (MMPs) can provide an efficient method of enabling the re-use of excavated materials on-siteor their movement between sites.

Use of the DoWCoP supports the sustainable and cost-effective development of land. It can provide an alternative to environmental permits or waste exemptions.

Simon Ruddlesden is Qualified Person for the CL:AIRE Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice (DoW CoP). Only individuals shown on this register have the necessary active status for DoW CoP project Declaration sign-off. Individuals acting in this role ensure that best practice is consistently and demonstrably applied; it is key to the on-going success of the DoWCoP.

Case Study

Materials Management Plan Avoids Unnecessary Landfill Disposal

Ruddlesden geotechnical produced a Materials Management Plan (MMP) in accordance with CL:AIRE Definition of Waste (DoW): Code of Practice (CoP) for the movement of topsoil from a greenfield site undergoing development near Exeter (donor site), to a new visitor centre on the Jurassic Coast (receiver site).

The production of the MMP ensured that good quality topsoil was not unnecessarily taken to landfill and certified that the topsoil was of sufficient quality and suitable for use to be placed in the areas of public open space surrounding the visitor centre.

The liaison between Ruddlesden geotechnical, the client, the donor site, the haulage contractor and the Environment Agency were key to ensure that the MMP was in place in a timely manner, prior to material movements.

Following the movement of the topsoil, a validation report was produced to demonstrate that the material movements had taken place in accordance with the MMP, to the satisfaction of the Environment Agency.

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