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Our annual Waste & Materials Management conference is returning online on 24 January at 13:00-17:30 GMT and will explore the best way forward for achieving circular economy and sustainability goals in the management, and re-use, of brownfield and construction waste.

Brownfield & Regeneration Network members receive discounted/complimentary online conference tickets. To enquire about complimentary tickets please contact

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Event agenda:

13.00 Welcome from Environment Analyst

13.05 Opening Remarks from the Chair

13.10 Regulatory & Policy Guidance Update: Managing Waste & Re-Use of Materials in Brownfield Remediation & Development

  • Defra Soil Health Update
  • Developing a regulatory pathway to net zero - circular economy principles and strategies for the brownfield development sector
  • Detailing the outcomes of the Waste Quality Protocols Review and what this means for construction and development waste 
  • Outlining forthcoming CIRIA guidance on sustainable management of soils 
  • Outlining policy in Scotland to encourage reuse of soils and other materials:
    • proposed new aggregates tax
    • SEPA guidance encouraging early regulator engagement


Graeme Duggan, Senior Policy Officer, Soil Policy | Access, Landscape, Peatland and Soil Division, DEFRA

Graham Winter, Senior Advisor, Circular Economy Strategy, Environment and Business, Environment Agency 

Chris Berryman, Technical Director, Environmental Permitting & Regulatory Compliance, Stantec

Laura Tainsh, Partner, Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP

The above speakers will then participate in a panel Q&A discussion, with questions taken from the audience.

14.30 Short comfort break

14.45 Managing the Legal Considerations in Achieving Better Waste Management and Minimising Potential Liabilities

  • Reviewing the current legal and regulatory guidance relating to waste and how it needs to change to enable better waste management and reuse:
    • waste definition and classification
    • applying waste acceptance criteria (WAC)
    • applying quality materials order 
    • environmental permitting for waste  
  • Examining legal liabilities under the revised Duty of Care and improving risk mitigation:
    • identifying where genuine failures in the technical assessment and classification of waste commonly occur 
    • how can greater clarity and transparency be achieved? 
  • Exploring how waste mis-management could be more effectively enforced and policed to ensure penalties really are a deterrent for bad practice

15.05 Outlining the WM3 Waste Classification Guidance User Survey 2022

SLR has been commissioned by Natural Resources Wales to undertake research into the needs of different users of the WM3 waste classification guidance. SLR project manager Martin Garrett will provide an overview of the project’s background, objectives and progress to date.

Martin Garrett, Associate Consultant- Waste & Resource Management, SLR Consulting

15.20 Improving Transparency in Materials & Earthworks Management to Ensure Full Compliance Reporting & Duty of Care

15.40 Q&A

15.55 Waste & Materials Management: Lessons from Large Infrastructure Projects - Case Studies

Atkins will share with you insights from managing some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, on lessons learnt with regards to waste management and re-use, including the key regulatory drivers, how clients can drive best practice through target setting and the importance of experience within the supply chain.

Carrie Rose, Associate Technical Director, Atkins

Sarah Bullock, Associate Director in Contaminated Land and Materials Management, Atkins

16.15 Reviewing Waste Management Licenses: Surrender of Licenses and Amendments to Working Plans – the Legislation and the Realities

Sarah Haines, Principal Engineer, The Environmental Protection Group Ltd

Amy Juden, Associate, The Environmental Protection Group Ltd

16.35 Examples of Good Practice in Soil & Materials Re-Use  

16.55 Q&A

17.10 Closing Remarks from the Chair and Close of Conference

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