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Materials Management

Where soil is fit for reuse on site, don't landfill - use a Materials Management Plan


EPS does not encourage landfilling unnecessarily and neither do the waste management authorities. It is expensive, unsustainable, and so should really be the option of last resort. However, landfilling is often a necessity when groundworks have already commenced and time pressures come to bear. What is needed is a plan for earthworks completed before any site works have started in earnest and ideally prepared alongside the typical geo-environmental investigation for ground conditions.

Many of our clients tell us that the biggest risk and cost for brownfield redevelopment is focused on the unknowns below ground level: the made ground and soils which may be contaminated or not fit for re-use. Equally this area also offers the greatest potential for profit because this risk can be significantly reduced and financial benefits realised if addressed early through site specific risk assessment and a Materials Management Plan (MMP).

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