All of the contaminated jobs that we look at are priced with the view to recycle the extracted materials in a safe way.
Across London, the bulk of contamination is within the made ground. We are heavily involved with a facility in East London that treats contaminated made ground and soils before transporting the material via barge to Belgium where it goes through a soil washing operation.
This process is compliant with the Environment Agency and reduces the need for landfill. This of course also means that additional landfill tax costs do not need to be applied and so an overall saving is obtained.
The cleanup of sites is costly, time consuming and requiring a lot of labour and equipment. Throughout previous decades, disposal to landfill has been seen as a quick and simple method of site remediation. However, whilst ‘dig and dump’ was previously a cheap option, the lack of suitable landfill voids together with the removal of the Landfill Tax exemption for contaminated land has substantially increased disposal costs. With Landfill Tax increasing at £8/tonne/annum, these costs are set to escalate year on year. Through its in-house expertise George Killoughery Ltd can assist in the selection and treatment (or reduction in volume) for disposal of the contaminated soils to minimise the financial burden on construction projects. We can provide both on-site treatment techniques or we can offer integrated waste handling and remediation at one of our 3 Waste Management Facilities, minimising the Landfill Tax burden.
We can provide a comprehensive range of technologies capable of remediating soil without the need for disposal to landfill, including the treatment of:
- Hydrocarbon & Chlorinated Solvents Contamination
- Asbestos Contaminated Soils
- Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils
- Japanese Knotweed/Giant Hogweed Contaminated Soils
Strict laws govern how to handle and dispose of the three main types of existing asbestos. We can collect and dispose of your asbestos waste responsibly at an approved landfill destination.
Our transport operators have all completed advanced specialist training and provide all necessary documents to comply with EA regulations. All work is conducted in line with ADR regulations.