Contaminated Soil Removal

Ecofficiency are Contaminated Soil Removal and Remediation specialists. We extract and treat Non-Hazardous and Hazardous contaminated soil for recycling off-site. A professional full turnkey waste management service encompassing a range of services from soil testing to the disposal of contaminated materials.

Contaminated Soil Removal - Extract and Recover

Ecofficiency's contaminated soil removal concept “Extract & Recover” has evolved by diverting contaminated soils from landfill and establishing strategic partners who specialise in various treatment strategies to cover a broad range of contaminants. We have an extensive network of soil treatment facilities and recycling centres giving complete waste disposal and remediation coverage across the United Kingdom.

The “Extract & Recover” concept offers clients the following benefits;

  • Supports clients Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Meets clients sustainable construction objectives
  • Environmentally sound process
  • Economic benefits, our rates are unaffected by the landfill escalator
  • Technical, trained and experienced staff to manage sitework
  • Transport capability giving full UK coverage
  • Robust measurement and reporting system to ensure your Duty of Care

Soil Contamination Testing


If you suspect your construction site is contaminated, Ecofficiency offer a fast tracked soil sample testing kit which enables testing for asbestos or other soil contamination. If your site is contaminated we can assist with specialist contaminated soil removal, remdiation and disposal services.

The common thought process when dealing with soils which have been contaminated with asbestos or other contaminant is generally to dispose of the material to a landfill site as hazardous waste. Asbestos soil remediation is prominently addressed by excavation and disposal, which is expensive and normally attracts hazardous disposal charges at the higher rate of landfill tax.

Hazardous Waste Regulations

The Hazardous Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2005 and The Special Waste Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004, require any soils with asbestos content greater than 0.1% is classified as hazardous waste. Any soils with asbestos content below 0.1% can be classified as non-hazardous so long as other hazardous contaminants are not present.

Land Remediation

Ecofficiency provide land remediation services to segregate the asbestos from the impacted soils on site through proven value engineering techniques. We will identify the most suitable land remediation technique for the site which may include excavation, hand picking, screening, soil washing of the contaminated soil.

Why Use Ecofficiency to Remove Contaminated Soil from Site?

We can help you to significantly reduce hazardous waste costs by;

  1. Reducing the bulk volume of waste by segregating asbestos containing materials.
  2. Retaining recycled soils on site.
  3. Reducing the waste classification of the soil to non-hazardous.

Our knowledge of the asbestos segregation process involved will enable us to provide cost effective savings in the region of 50% when compared to traditional contaminated soil removal and disposal techniques.

Asbestos Trained Personnel

Only asbestos trained and experienced personnel will be utilised on site who will be supported by Professional Asbestos Consultants to manage the works. To discuss Ecofficiency's soil contaminated soil removal services call 0800 030 5051 to speak to one of our experts.

Enquire about Contaminated Soil
Remediation by calling 0800 030 5051.

What our customers say

Ecofficiency’s core business value is on delivering more value whilst creating less impact on the environment. This is delivered to the customer by optimising recycling and landfill diversion through sound environmental management and innovation

Senior Buyer - Amco

Ecofficiency were proven to be very efficient throughout the remediation works and adapted swiftly to the constantly changing waste streams presented to them.

Rob Moreu – Director, ASH Remediation

Ecofficiency provided a prompt and reliable service throughout the project and were especially reactive over the blockade period where it was essential service requirements were met. The project’s success was largely due to our contractor’s cooperation and commitment to the project and I would have no hesitation in utilising Ecofficiency’s services on similar projects in the future.

C. Johnson - C Spencer Ltd

Ecofficiencys support was excellent turning around the soil testing very quickly and then organising the removal of contaminated soil the instant the results were known.

Vince Dalton – Contracts Manager, Dakin Contractors Ltd

I would like to confirm that Ecofficiency have been a supplier to The Spencer Group for a number of years. During this time they have supplied good cost effective waste management solutions up and down the country and material supply on the projects I have been involved in. I would not hesitate to recommend the Services of Ecofficiency. Well done and keep up the good work.

Wayne Gammon, Project Manager - C Spencer Ltd

Through effective on-site segregation of our waste within skips and containers, Ecofficiency increased our diversion rates whilst reducing costs. The site waste management plan they generated clearly outlined project targets and achievements from the outset.

Nigel Hatton - Tolent Construction

Ecofficiency provided an excellent service and gave us a cost effective solution for dealing with the waste removal. We were able to get copies of all documentation with little fuss through the EMS and having a site supervisor present throughout the project gave us constant updates with wagon movements and any queries we had whilst the project was ongoing. I hope there will be more projects in the near future where we can work with Ecofficiency.

Richard Spencer, Managing Director - Cordtape