Waste Soil Sample Testing Kit

The most efficient and accurate Waste Soil Sample Testing Kit designed to determine the waste classification of ground material within the construction, housing and infrastructure industries. For more information on waste soil sampling kits and contaminated soil testing, call 0800 0305051. Alternatively click on the 'Get an Instant Quote' button above and complete the simple form to use our fast tracked service.


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The waste soil sample testing kit reduces sample collection times.

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Fast-tracked laboratory test results.

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Waste classification reporting with assured accuracy supported by hazwasteonline

reduced co2 footprint


Environmentally friendly and cost reducing.

Waste Soil Sample Testing Kit and Service

Ecofficiency's soil test kit and service is particularly well suited to sites where both time and space is at a premium.

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 soil 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 • Historic site investigation data is often not designed for waste classification and can be insufficient, inaccurate, outdated and non-compliant with WM3.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.
  • 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.

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Soil Testing Kit

As we strive to constantly improve our service levels we aim to provide our customer with reduce costs and increased efficiency.

A large percentage of sampling requirements across the UK involve stockpiled material which requires a basic sampling process and is suited to self-sampling.

The Ecofficiency Soil Sample Testing Kit has been designed with a list of easy to follow instructions to ensure that soil samples are taken to prevent deviating samples and ensure accurate data is recorded. Time and costs can be saved by eradicating unnecessary mobilization of a Site Engineer to take the samples and same day courier collection can be arranged to collect and delivery the samples to our test laboratory.

Soil Testing Kits can be posted individually or can be distributed to each of your regional depots and then subsequently circulated to your sites. We can also carry out toolbox talks at your depots to run through correct sampling procedures.

The kits are suitable for classification of small stockpiles of material and will save both time and money on your projects throughout the UK.

What's Included in the Waste Soil Sample Testing Kit?

  • 2 x Sample Jars
  • Sample Instructions
  • Sample Log
  • Return Packaging
  • Free courier collection
  • Testing at UKAS & MCERTS accredited laboratory

Option 1
Site Visit to Test Soil

Standard Provision recommended for bulk volumes of spoil removal and new sites.

  • Preparation of sampling plan in accordance with WM3.
  • Mobilisation of Site Engineer within 24 hours, to attend site to advise on sample plan, segregation strategy and carry out all sampling requirements. Standard testing suite & waste classification interpretation.

Cost of the soil test to include the following;

  • Metals(total) As/Cd/Cr/Cu/Pb/Hg/Ni/Se/Zn.
  • Chromium (III & VI), pH, PAH (EPA16), PAH (Oil8), TPH (C5-C10, C10-C25, C25-C40).
  • TPH chromatogram to be included in results.
  • Provision of sample test results within 5 working days.*
  • Testing carried out at UKAS accredited laboratory with MCERTS (soil) standard.
  • Interpretation of the sample test results proving the correct waste classification for each sample location.
  • Provision of Waste Classification Report
  • HazWasteOnline summary
  • Report to include site description and sample methodology, sample location plan, site photographs, waste classification, segregation strategy and waste treatment and removal options.

Option 2
Soil Sample Test Kit

Suitable for smaller volumes of stockpiled material

  • Preparation of sampling plan in accordance with WM3.
  • Provision of Ecofficiency Soil Sample Testing Kit.
  • Special delivery by Royal Mail (will be delivered the following day before 13:00hrs if ordered before 14:00hrs).
  • Standard testing suite & waste classification interpretation.

Cost of the Soil Testing only to include the following;

  • Metals (total) As,Cd,Cr,Cu,Pb,Hg,Ni,Se,Zn.
  • Chromium (III & VI), pH, PAH (EPA16), PAH (Oil8), TPH (C5-C10, C10-C25, C25-C40).
  • TPH chromatogram to be included in results.
  • Courier collection – following working day if ordered before 14:00.
  • Provision of sample test results within 5 working days.*
  • Testing carried out at UKAS accredited laboratory with MCERTS (soil) standard.
  • Provision of Waste Classification Summary Report.
  • HazWasteOnline summary

The above test suites will provide sufficient coverage for the majority of contruction sites in the UK. In the event that additional contaminants such as asbestos or PCBs are suspected due to the sites history then please call us on 0800 0305051 and we can advise on correct soil testing requirements.

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

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