A site can be designed to allow for effective material segregation. Users are directed to the walkthrough example document on Site Layout Planning (107 kb) , which provides a detailed approach on steps to determine the potential for material storage and reprocessing. A summary of the key aspects of this is provided on this page.
The first task involves assessing the quantity of arisings (as described in 'Stage 1: Pre-demolition Audit'). Following this, the development of an effective resource recovery plan will be supported by work which determines to what extent it is feasible and financially viable to segregate and/or reprocess material on site.
The design of a site for effective material segregation should include the following considerations:
The following Site Space Diagram indicates the features which should be considered to demonstrate how much space will be required to segregate and/or reprocess material on-site:
It should be noted that to assist in efficient segregation practices the skips indicated in the above diagram could be colour-coded as suggested by the ICE Waste Colour Coding Scheme
Use of Reprocessed Demolition & Refurbishment Material
It may be a requirement of the client or planning system (through conditions and agreements) to demonstrate the potential for using recovered demolition material on-site, the viability for which will be maximised where material can be segregated and reprocessed.
Segregating Demolition Material
A site layout plan is required to demonstrate the space requirements for segregating and/or reprocessing material (there may also be potential to do this within the building).
In conjunction with the Site Space Diagram a calculation is required to indicate the total amount (tonnage and volume) of materials to come from the demolition.
Material will, in many cases, be removed from a site as quickly as possible. Depending on the daily throughput of this material, storage areas can be planned to facilitate the production of segregated material streams.
Download Site Layout Planning (107 kb) section of the 'Implementing Best Practice' document