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).
Envirochem laboratories offer these services to their clients; therefore, we would advise contacting the landfill site or waste receiver to check if the additional analysis is required to save you time. We will always retain samples for a period of time and can carry out additional testing at short notice.
If you would like to contact Envirochem regarding our services please fill out the attached form or call us on 01329 287777
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).
The Landfill Directive is an EU directive which is designed to regulate the use of landfill sites and, most importantly, what is dumped at each site. The Landfill Directive’s overall aim is “to prevent or reduce as far as possible negative effects on the environment, in particular the pollution of surface water, groundwater, soil and air, and on the global environment, including the greenhouse effect, as well as any resulting risk to human health, from the land filling of waste, during the whole life-cycle of the landfill”. For a landfill site to adhere to this directive, waste to be dumped at the site must have a certificate showing that it is not too contaminated. An example of a certificate would be a WAC certificate. Please note that some landfill sites require additional testing to a standard WAC suite, such as a digest for metals.
In addition to the Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria test (WAC test or Leachate test), there are guidances, such as the WM3 guidance, to help in the classification process of hazardous waste and to inform individuals what analysis they will require.
The requirement for WAC testing can depend on a number of different factors such as sample type, location and history of the site; therefore it is common for different samples to have a slightly different scheme of analysis. Because of this, Envirochem offers a wide range of soil and waste tests which include, but are not limited to, metals content; anions; speciated TPH and PAH; BTEX; PCBs; and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which allows us to provide a bespoke scheme of analysis to meet the needs of clients from a vast range of industries.
We can do WAC testing on a turnaround of 7 days, 5 days or 3 days depending on your needs. (Cost apply faster turnarounds).
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WAC testing is used to determine how a waste will behave once buried in a landfill. This is carried out through analysis of leachate derived from the waste during laboratory analysis. Following testing, a certificate of analysis will be issued.
At Envirochem we have been experiencing an increase in soil and waste samples being analysed under the WM3 requirements. In addition to Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria test (WAC test or Leachate test), this guidance helps in the classification process of hazardous waste and informs individuals what analysis they will require. The requirement for analysis under the WM3 guidance depends on a number of different factors such as; sample type, location and history of the site. Therefore every sample will have a different scheme of analysis. Envirochem offers a wide range of soil and waste analysis which includes but not limited to metal contact, anions, speciated TPH and PAH, BETXs , PCBs and volatile organic compounds.
If you would like to contact Envirochem regarding our services, please fill out the attached form