Fast tracked Waste Classification Testing Service for Soil
EcoEnvironmental provides a fast tracked waste classification soil testing service for soils prior to removal and disposal from site.
There is a growing requirement for efficient and accurate soil testing to determine the waste classification of ground material within the construction industry.
Our experienced Site Engineers offer nationwide coverage of the UK within a 24-hour callout period to cover your full soil test requirements. We will work with you to develop you a sampling strategy for your site or simply provide our cost effective and efficient soil sampling kit for more basic stockpiled material. Either option comes with turnaround guarantees of between 1-5 days dependant on the urgency of your requirements
Our soil testing service is particularly well suited to sites where both time and space is at a premium and was developed to meet the requirements of today’s demanding construction programs.
The waste producer has the legal responsibility to classify any waste they generate and our service provides the customer with clear and concise interpretation of chemical data within a Waste Classification Summary Report. It is important for waste producers to remember that the costs associated with carrying out a more thorough approach to sampling and analysis can be negated if the volumes of Hazardous waste removed from the site can be reduced by even a single load.
Technical Guidance WM3; Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste (1st Edition 2015) changed the way waste producers should classify waste. The introduction of Appendix D: Waste Sampling sets out new guidance for soil testing compliance.
Limited chemical data is a common problem when looking to remove soil based waste materials and it can lead to the following difficulties;
- Historic site investigation data is often not designed for waste classification and can be insufficient, inaccurate, outdated and non-compliant with WM3.
- Incorrect classification can drastically increase disposal/transportation costs,
- It can potentially breach legislation, and
- Having a transparent and defensible audit trail reduces a company’s risks.
- Delays incurred waiting for soil testing results to return will often effect programme of work resulting in unnecessary increased costs.