Recycling & Waste Management

SOCOTEC is the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services.

No matter what your industry, we can virtually guarantee that one of our divisions has the experience to help you meet your requirements with our unrivalled range of technical expertise and accredited services.

Our services to the Waste Industry include:

  • SRF/RDF/ Biofuels Testing
  • Waste Acceptance Criteria Testing (BSEN 12457)
  • Landfill Leachate Testing
  • Water Testing
  • Asbestos Sampling & Analysis
  • Contaminated Land Investigation
  • Landfill Gas Analysis
  • Stack Emissions Monitoring & Testing
  • Dust & Air Quality Analysis
  • Ground Investigation

SOCOTEC’s Energy Services Business leads the market in the provision of sampling, preparation, analysis & consultancy services for Solid Recovered Fuels. Processing over 60,000 samples of solid fuel per year, SOCOTEC have the capability to support & meet the demands of your business. Our skilled teams of technicians & analysts provide services to many major waste processing entities.
Testing includes:

  • Calorific Value
  • Volatile Matter
  • Major Elements
  • Minor Elements
  • Total Moisture
  • Biomass Content

Waste Acceptance Criteria Testing

Our Environmental Chemistry Business provides WAC testing, covering the minimum testing requirements for the disposal of hazardous waste to a hazardous landfill or nonhazardous waste to an inert landfill.

Solid Waste Analysis includes:

  • Total Organic Carbon
  • Loss on Ignition
  • BTEX
  • PCBs
  • PAH
  • pH
  • ANC
  • Mineral Oil

Leachate Analysis includes:

  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Metals
  • Sulphate
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Phenol Index
  • Dissolved Organic Carbon

Landfill Leachate Testing

We are experienced in handling complex leachate matrices, our technical experts use state of the art laboratories to test for potential pollutants which may cause harmful effects on the groundwater & surface water that surround a landfill site.

Testing includes:

  • Organotins
  • Acid Herbicides
  • Ammonia
  • Broadscan
  • Derivatised Broadscan
  • TPHs
  • PAHs
  • Metals

Landfill Gas Analysis

SOCOTEC deliver comprehensive services to landfill site owners & operators for the Compliance Monitoring of waste facilities. We hold UKAS Accreditations for carrying out gas sampling on landfills. Our experienced technicians undertake both routine gas monitoring of boreholes through to complex requirements of gas analysis & cap integrity monitoring. In addition to site monitoring, SOCOTEC also hire out gas monitoring equipment, fully serviced with calibration certificates to ensure confidence in readings.

Water Testing

To complement our UKAS accredited gas sampling services, SOCOTEC provide Water Testing & Analysis. Our technical experts take samples from boreholes and surface waters to establish any hazardous substances which may leak into nearby aquifers, wells or water supplies.

Asbestos Sampling & Analysis

Our team of qualified surveyors, analysts & project managers are highly experienced in the sampling, testing & management of asbestos. With UKAS accredited Laboratories across the UK, SOCOTEC can undertake asbestos bulk sampling, identification & analysis to the latest standards.

Stack Emissions Monitoring & Testing

Our Stack Emissions Monitoring business is one of the largest established MCERTS & UKAS accredited consultancies, providing market-leading, professional & competitive monitoring & testing services throughout the UK, Ireland & internationally. We offer a comprehensive range of services, from routine monitoring for environmental compliance to calibration of emissions monitoring systems. Operating to the highest safety standards our resources and coverage enables us to provide a local service throughout the UK.

Consultancy and Training

Our technical professionals provide a wealth of consultancy services along with accredited and bespoke training, specifically within Environmental Health and Safety Compliance.

Dust and Air Quality Analysis

SOCOTEC offer a wide range of UKAS accredited Dust & Air Quality services including:

  • Environmental monitoring of fugitive dust using Frisbee gauges, Directional gauges and Adhesive strips. Available extended analysis of collected samples includes pH and conductivity of water. Metals, PAH, PCB’s, Phenols & SEM analysis on collected Deposits
  • Occupational monitoring of dust & air quality using personal sampling pumps, with either dust sampling heads or sorbent tubes for fume exposures levels.

Ground Investigation

SOCOTEC’s Geotechnical Services Division is a multi-disciplined organisation offering a range of technical services. With expert field operations backed up by UKAS accredited analytical testing & proven technical support draw on over 60 years experience in delivering high quality services. Our depth & breadth of professional expertise, plant resource & extensive laboratory testing capability place us at the forefront of the ground investigation industry.

Contaminated Land Investigation

SOCOTEC provide a broad spectrum of services for the investigation & assessment of brownfield sites, together with consultation on the special requirements associated with land redevelopment contaminated land investigation. Our laboratories house a complete range of analytical and testing equipment.