You are welcome to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, however it is recommended that users should familiarise themselves with Environment Agency guidance and associated UK and EU legislation when dealing with wastes. Guidance can be accessed via the Environment Agency section of the .gov website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency
For waste producers, or parties involved in the characterisation of waste soils (i.e. 17 05 03 or 17 05 04) there is specific guidance on the need to correctly sample your waste. It is recommended that Appendix D of the Environment Agency guidance (WM3) be downloaded and read.
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Once registered to the CAT-WASTESOIL website, the Input Sheet can be downloaded from section 1 of the Cat-Wastesoil page.
Once registered to the CAT-WASTESOIL website, the completed Input Sheet can be submitted using section 2 of the Cat-Wastesoil page.
The most common reason for error messages is due to the incorrect fields being entered in the CAT -WASTESOIL Input Sheet, please check the format and re-send. If errors continue please contact email@example.com
Currently the Input Sheet is not set up to accept data in AGS format. The function of importing of data in AGS format will be reviewed at a later date and will be based upon demand by users of the system.
The CAT-WASTESOIL Output Sheet will be sent to you as an Excel attachment via email. In most cases your data will be processed and the Output Sheet will be emailed back to you in less than 10 minutes.
If after a significant period of time (1 hour) you do not receive your results, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jonathan Evans on 01372 756709
CAT-WASTESOIL has been designed to cover the European Waste Catalogue code number 17 05 03 “soil and stones containing dangerous substances”. (As implemented by the List of Waste (England) Regulations 2005.)
The assessment of chemical data to determine the potential non-hazardous / hazardous status has been developed with careful adherence to the following:
Environment Agency. Hazardous Waste, Interpretation of the definition and classification of hazardous waste. Technical Guidance WM2. Version 3 May 2013;
Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC;
List of Waste (England) Regulations 2005.
Classification, Labelling and Packaging regulations (Annex VI, Table 3.2)
The assessment system has not been biased to accommodate a particular type of site or industrial process as such it is intended to be an impartial assessment of all contaminated soils according to UK Regulations and published guidance.
An extensive list of compounds has been developed based upon the contaminants found most frequently at contaminated sites, and the analytical suites traditionally employed to characterise contaminated land.
However, in some circumstances specific compounds may need to be assessed which are not currently included within the CAT-WASTESOIL Input Sheet. If you have a specific requirement for a compound to be included, please contact email@example.com.
There are compounds within the CAT-WASTESOIL Input Sheet that do not occur within the European Waste Catalogue (2002). If an entry does not exist within the EWC then the Risk Phrase associated has to be obtained from an alternative source. The alternative sources to obtain these risk phrases are provided with the Environment Agency’s document WM2. None of these sources have provided the required risk phrase information for the compounds in question.
Since risk phrases apply to compounds rather than their constituent parts, a conversion has been incorporated to reflect the difference between concentration of inorganic species as typically reported in analytical results and the concentration of the representative metallic compound on which the hazardous categorisation has been made.
All forms of asbestos (chrysotile, amosite and crocidolite) are listed as R45 (Carc Cat 1) and R48/23 (Toxic), as such materials containing asbestos greater than the threshold of 0.1% by weight will be regarded as hazardous waste.
If you require additional information regarding the assessment of soils or any remedial treatment options, please contact Atkins:
Alternatively if you require information on costs or waste handling, and how this needs to be incorporated into your site programme and logistics, please contact the McArdle Group.
Contact details can be found on the contacts page.
In order to perform analysis on uploaded spreadsheets CAT-WASTESOIL requires that all sample reference names start with a non-numeric character. Therefore, any sample reference names that start with a numeric character will be preceded with an underscore.