Waste Soil Classification

Accurate testing and assessment of waste soils significantly reduces the risk of incorrect classification, which can lead to project delays and the incursion of excessive costs.

In our experience, there has been an over-reliance on the use of Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) testing when it comes to the disposal of waste soils generated by development. A commonly held misconception is that the result of a WAC test can be used to obtain an accurate waste classification.

In order to mitigate these risks and manage costs, CTS offers a range of waste soil classification services:

  • Site investigations specifically designed to ensure that samples representative of those requiring off site disposal are recovered for laboratory testing
  • Liaison with analytical laboratory and management of chain of custody documentation
  • Preparation of waste classification Hazard Assessment reports in accordance with Environment Agency guidance WM3 (v1.1)
  • Establishment of appropriate European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes for different waste types
  • Supervision of excavations and on site delineation of contaminated soils
  • Analysis of asphalt material to determine whether it contains coal tar and therefore represents hazardous waste
“The technical support, advice and training provided enabled us to gain a far greater understanding of the waste soils generated by the development and our options for disposal and reuse” VOLKER FITZPATRICK
Construction Testing
01302 352 652