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Three simple steps to taking waste to landfill

Three simple steps to taking waste to landfill Making sure waste from your construction or demolition site is classified before it goes to landfill is a legal duty for contractors. There are several stages to take before you can confidently deliver your waste to landfill Read more


Five reasons to choose Envirochem


Lead in paint your home - what you need to know

Was your home built before 1978? If so there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. Lead paint is still present in millions of homes and sometimes under layers of newer paint. Here’s what you need to know if you find lead paint in your home. Read more


Three reasons why noise monitoring matters

Three reasons why noise monitoring matters Whether you work in the construction industry or use heavy machinery, noise monitoring matters. Staying within the legal levels for workplaces and operating in the public domain will minimise risk to your employees and your business. Read more


UKAS ACCREDITED ASBESTOS IN SOIL TESTING

UKAS ACCREDITED ASBESTOS IN SOIL TESTING Envirochem now offer UKAS accredited quantification of asbestos in soil.  Read more


Asbestos Fibre Identification in accordance with our UKAS accreditation and HSG 248.


How dust sampling can save construction companies from fines?

How dust sampling can save construction companies from fines? Dust is an unavoidable part of construction and demolition. However, processes can be put in place to reduce the amount of dust contamination and risk to the surrounding environment. Close and real-time dust sampling plays an important role in this. Read more


Metal content analysis for landfill acceptance

Recently at Envirochem we have noticed that more and more landfills are requesting additional testing along with the normal Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria test (WAC test or Leachate test). Typically these include: metal content of air dried sample, speciated TPHs (total petroleum hydrocarbons, either as banded or aliphatic/aromatic split) and speciated PAHs (polyaromatic hydrocarbons). Read more


Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC).

At Envirochem, we have been experiencing an increase in requests for soil and waste samples to be analysed to ascertain whether they can be disposed of at landfill, which requires adherence to certain Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC). Read more


Air Quality

A documentary was recently aired on the BBC regarding air quality in urban areas.  The aim of the program was to reduce air pollution levels on one day on a highly polluted street in Birmingham. This was completed through a number of initiatives from reducing car usage and even the implementation of green infrastructure. Read more