Contaminated Land and Groundwaters

Contaminated Land and Groundwaters assessment, collection, recycling treatment, recovery and disposal

The current and ongoing changes in environmental legislation greatly affect the remediation and development of land so it is imperative that you as a builder, developer or remediation company are fully aware of how the current legislation affects you. OEL offer a comprehensive service to ensure the correct, legal and most cost effective course of action.


We are able to offer a bespoke testing and waste evaluation service for both contaminated land and contaminated groundwaters which not only provides a detailed analysis, including WAC, COD, Metals, TPH, VOC, and PAH to suit your individual requirements, but we will also advise on the actual waste designation, i.e. Hazardous or Non-Hazardous waste and then applying the Waste Hierarchy plus the accompanying Best Available Technique (BAT) advise you on the most cost effective and compliant solution for your waste recycling, recovery or disposal needs which can have dramatic cost reduction implications for your company.

Designation and Recycling / Treatment / Recovery / Disposal

Once we have established the designation of your waste:

  • Hazardous or Non-Hazardous Groundwaters
  • Hazardous Contaminated
  • Non-Hazardous Contaminated
  • Inert

We can then offer a bespoke package to suit your needs.

On-site soil management

This can include extraction, loading, transporting, treatment or disposal and subsequent remediation of the ground.

UK Government Land Contamination Technical Guidance

UK Government Land Contamination Risk Management

Help and Advice

We are always on hand to help and advice you on the most cost-effective and compliant solutions for dealing with your hard to handle Contaminated Land and Groundwater wastes.

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At our facility here in Leeds, any Hazardous or Non-Hazardous Groundwaters found can be recycled through our bespoke Ultrafiltration plant.

Apart from landfill for soils we are pioneering the treatment of contaminated soils which is better explained with the use of the treatment flowchart.

Talk to the experts

We’re at the forefront of waste disposal in Leeds and the North of England. For competitive prices and expertise in solving waste management challenges, talk to us today.