Waste Acceptance Criteria Testing for Landfill

Waste acceptance criteria analysis involves testing the solid sample for contamination and pollutants before disposal in landfills. Water is passed through the material to form a leachate. The leachate is then analysed for the various harmful elements. A certificate of analysis is produced detailing all of the results. The results are compared to established limits and the material is classed as inert, stable non-reactive or hazardous. Parameters which exceed limits are highlighted for ease of identification.

The lifecycle of waste (Soil, Rubble, Dredging) is as follows:

  • Client has excavated waste to move. Is it Inert, Stable non-reactive or Hazardous?
  • Contact is made with Fitz scientific to undertake a Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) test.
  • Fitz scientific organise the free delivery of sample jars.
  • Sample is taken, see instruction below.
  • Sample is dropped in to our Lab or we organise a courier (alternatively a qualified technician can visit your site and take the sample for you.)
  • Within 8-10 working days results are released, they can be accessed securely online.
  • Waste is disposed of to the appropriate Treatment facility or Landfill.

Here, at our state-of-the-art facility in Drogheda Co. Louth we have the capacity to deal with high volumes of waste testing. In additional to WAC we also offer our clients a comprehensive array of other waste testing suites - Murphy Suite, Arup suite, Drehid Suite, Atlas Suite, Enva Suite and can offer other custom made suites.

In addition to WAC testing, a Hazardous Waste Classification service is available using the HazWasteOnline application.

For information on Waste legislation including the following, please refer to the EPA website.

Contact Brian for a quote today on 041 9845440 ext 1 or email info@fitzsci.ie

Key Features

  • Sampling service
  • Comparisson with landfill limits
  • In House laboratory analysis
  • Nationwide Service

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