WRA workshop addresses questions over RPS changes

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is holding an interactive online workshop to answer any questions people may have about the changes to regulations governing certain kinds of demolition waste wood.

The Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250 expired on 1 September. This means ‘potentially hazardous’ waste wood is now deemed ‘hazardous’ unless shown otherwise through testing.

The EA has identified 10 items from pre-2007 buildings that are considered to be potentially hazardous:

  • Barge boards
  • Facias
  • Soffits
  • Wooden windows
  • Conservatories and doors
  • Roofing timbers
  • Tiling/cladding battens
  • Timber frames/joists.

Since the RPS was removed, the WRA has been inundated with queries. The upcoming workshop will explain what it means for the entire waste wood supply chain – from roofing and demolition contractors to skip hire and waste management companies.

The ‘Demolition Waste Wood Rule Changes Explained’ workshops will take place on Wednesday 4 October at 2-3pm.

The sessions are FREE for WRA members, public sector organisations and not-for-profits, and costs £50 for non-members.

For more details or to book a place at the workshop, click here