Off Site Disposal To Landfill
4 April 2012, News release from CMT (Testing) Limited
The Landfill Directive and Landfill(England and Wales) Regulations 2002, have set the standards for controlling landfill disposal of waste.
These statutes are key instruments in the move to change the way we dispose of waste, reduce the amount of landfill disposal and increase our understanding of associated environmental impacts. The changes and effects are numerous, far reaching and necessarily exacting. There are various situations relating to the handling and disposal of different types of waste and the changes affect practically all of them.
Beyond the statutory instruments, a consequence of such change is the appearance of increasing amounts of documentation in the form of interpretation, guidance, 'factsheets' and similar, issued by DEFRA and the EA, together with inputs and commentaries from other interested bodies. Overall understanding and 'keeping abreast' of particular procedures, aspects and requirements is a time consuming
process, however, without working knowledge, the organisation and management of off-site disposal can be at best a 'headache' and at worst a veritable 'minefield'.
As a test-house laboratory/site investigation service, we usually encounter the Landfill Directive/Regulations in connection with the re-development of 'brownfield' sites' and the corresponding requirements for landfill disposal of wastes and waste 'soil', initially identified as contaminated by site investigations or otherwise encountered
during development .
CMT offer full sampling and testing services for Off-Site Disposal or other purposes. Contact us for testing, risk assessing or further advice and guidance.
For further information please email CMT (Testing) Limited