Waste management is becoming bigger and bigger in the United Kingdom, and with this being the case it means that it has become regulated more and more to the point that all waste streams need to be tested to understand what it is made up of. This helps when it comes to looking for disposal homes, as not all sites can accept the same waste and not all waste needs to go the same place even if it has been created by the same producer, as there is a ‘waste management hierarchy’ that must be followed.
The waste management hierarchy is an order of preference for action to reduce and manage waste and is there to ensure that waste is given every chance to be re-used before falling to the last option of straight disposal.
The hierarchy is used for all manner of wastes, but in this instance we will specifically be looking at contaminated land as it is one of the wastes that is seeing a dramatic rise in needing to be disposed of.
Contaminated land can be found on all kinds of sites and can vary in quantity, but regardless of this, it always needs to be tested. Testing is carried out by professionally trained businesses and both advice and samples can be taken via this method. When samples are assessed, a report is produced which you may find termed as a ‘contaminated land report’, a ‘contaminated land survey’, or a ‘land contamination survey’. What these surveys do is analyse the contaminated land and break it down into the different constituents that make it up, and from this a trained contaminated land consultant can the assess which disposal route is best for it and any potential dangers it has, and then advise the producer (which can be a business or an individual depending on the circumstances) as to the best way to proceed and treat the waste.
As contaminated land can have literally anything and everything in it at the same time, it is strongly recommended that a professional is involved at every step of the way, from sampling the waste through to disposing of it, as well as every step in between these two points. If you need assistance with this type of waste, or indeed any other environmental project then it could be worth your while contacting a trustworthy environmental consultancy and project management company. Adeptus Environmental Consultants (www.adeptus.co.uk)are just that, and based from their northwest offices they can offer a national service meaning that anyone and everyone can use their range of services. They offer the services mentioned in this writing, but also additional services too, and they always strive to find the most cost effective way for you and your project.
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