Waste Soil Management & Classification

Albion Environmental Limited is one of the UK’s leading consultants specialising in waste management, environmental, health and safety solutions. We deliver strategic advice, support and training to the waste management and construction industries in both the public and private sectors.

We understand that assessment and management of waste soils is a complex issue and we have experience of providing support with the following:

Soil Waste Classification / WM3 – Developers & Groundworks Contractors

Waste producers have a Duty of Care obligation to describe their waste appropriately. To meet this obligation waste producers are required to know the correct European Waste Catalogue (EWC) Code for their waste soil. This requires an assessment in accordance with the EA/SEPA’s Waste Classification: Guidance on the Classification and Assessment of Waste (2018) Technical Guidance WM3v1.1.

Albion can classify your waste soil in accordance with WM3 guidance. The classification will confirm whether soils are non-hazardous (17 05 04) or hazardous/special (17 05 03*) waste.

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Soil Waste Classification / WM3 – Waste Managers

Waste managers have a Duty of Care obligation to ensure they hold the appropriate licence/exemption/permit for incoming waste. To meet this obligation waste managers are required to know the correct European Waste Catalogue (EWC) Code of the waste soil. Where the waste manager operates a landfill, they also require this information as part of the evidence for deciding the appropriate level of landfill tax.

Albion can classify the waste soil on your behalf. The assessment can be used to help demonstrate compliance with your Duty of Care obligations and will confirm whether soils are non-hazardous (17 05 04) or hazardous/special (17 05 03*) waste.

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Soil Waste Reduction

Albion Environmental Ltd specialises in assisting Developers and Groundworks Contractors to manage and identify cost effective solutions for dealing with waste soil and stones. This can be achieved by challenging existing remedial strategies, undertaking additional targeted investigations (where required) and we regularly achieve success in reducing waste and imported soil volumes. This can result in significant cost savings. Where disposal is required, we will aim to identify the most cost-effective disposal route for your project.

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Waste Reuse Portal

Albion operate a free service to aid in the reuse of construction & demolition waste (e.g. soil, aggregate, brick, timber, furniture etc.). This tool is designed to help recycle construction waste by connecting parties who are looking to dispose of materials with those who can reuse them. Not only can this help to reduce waste disposal and management costs it can help to increase your companies re-use and landfill diversion rates and demonstrate its commitment to the Circular Economy.

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Our Track Record

We have a well-qualified and experienced team to deliver solutions for your organisation. Our successes in delivering services to housing developers and groundworks contractors, speak for themselves, and we can provide examples of cost savings we have helped deliver on request.

Our Accreditations

Albion strive to provide only the very highest quality of service to their clients.  To help achieve or goal we have committed to and have achieved recognised quality accreditation.  Albion are one of the few consultancy organisations in the UK who are accredited as operating to the following management systems:

ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System
ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Systems
OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health and Systems Management  

Our systems are audited and accredited by BSI

We take pride in our quality management systems which provide a strong set of value enhancing processes to enable us to build on our reputation for technical excellence and the highest standards of client care.

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