Following is a step by step graph highlighting the procedure required to classify soil waste and to determine its proper disposal location. For further information, please refer to our previous posts regarding Soil Contamination and Disposal or, if you require any assistance with waste soil treatment, please do not hesitate to give us a call – 0131 538 8456 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Its getting close to that time of year again when H.M Revenue and Customs revise (“raise”) the rates of landfill tax.
As of the first of April 2018 you’ll be paying:-
- Standard Rate tax increases to £88.95 per tonne
- Lower Rate tax increases to £2.80 per tonne
Of course on top of this there are the varying gate fees charged by the disposal point which depending on the type of waste, contaminant, etc can range anywhere from £10 – £60 per tonne.
Also remember, if you’re looking to dispose of contaminated soils and they are accepted at a Soil Treatment Centre then no tax will be levied and its only the gate fees you will be charged.
If you have any questions regarding soil disposal don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re happy to talk so feel free to contact us on 0800 0209 307 or e-mail us on email@example.com.
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Should you wish to move your soil off a site, then under to the EU Waste Framework Directive ‘your intention is to discard a material’ and the material becomes classified as a waste. Even if you have someone who wants the material, it remains classified as a waste…!
A waste can only be classified as either Hazardous or Non-Hazardous. Please note that “Inert” is NOT a waste classification.
To undertake a waste classification chemical analysis of the material in question is required. There is guidance as to the amount of analysis required for the volume of soils. Ideally a review of the full site investigation report is also required to establish the type of material; former usage of the site; PSD of the material; information from the borehole logs; etc.
Once the material has been appropriately classified (Haz or Non-Haz) then and only then does the WAC information come in to play. The WAC is then used to establish whether the ‘waste’ material is suitable for disposal in to either a Hazardous or Inert landfill site. Non-Hazardous landfill sites do not require a WAC report.
Where you have material that complies with ‘U1 Use of waste in construction’ (Environment Agency) or Table 11 of schedule 1 to the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011, it may be possible to use these materials where a construction use can be proven
Confused…? Well why not give us a call and we’ll talk you through your problem and see how we can help – 0131 538 8456