Muck away (or muckaway) means removing waste or spoil from a construction site. It usually takes place at the early stage of the project.
Muck away (also known as spoil away) is the removal of waste or spoil from a site during earthwork operations.
Soils and Stone provide an integrated solution for the removal of waste from your site. Whether your muck away is classified as hazardous, non-hazardous or inert, our team are on-hand to advise on the best, most-cost-effective solution.
Our service is comprehensive and professional. We adhere to government legislation and Environment Agency guidelines and are committed to producing environmentally solutions whenever we can.
Simply provide us with you soil analysis report (s) and one of our experienced team will be able to advise you on the best solution. If you do not have a soil report available, why not use our soil analysis and investigation service?
With many disposal points nationwide, we are confident of delivering a consistent, high quality muck away service wherever your location.
Inert muck away is defined as ‘waste that does not undergo any significant physical, chemical or biological transformations and is unlikely to adversely affect other matter with which it comes into contact’. Typically, inert muck away will include a variety of excavated materials.
Following analysis of your soil report, Soils and Stone will recommend the best disposal programme. Using our grab, tipper or bespoke skip service, your waste will be disposed of correctly at a registered licensed landfill site in accordance with Duty of Care regulations. If possible, we will look at alternative recycling options.
Non-hazardous waste includes soils from site clearance and excavations, building and demo waste, silt and sludge. It is vital to ensure that the waste is non-hazardous.
The List of Wastes Regulations within the European Waste Catalogue is a good starting point in the determination of the composition of the waste.
There are two relevant sections:
Mirror entries. Highlighted in blue and showing the symbol ‘M’ on the European Waste Catalogue, these are paired codes for wastes that can be hazardous or non-hazardous. The concentration threshold of the dangerous substance(s) within the waste is critical as this will determine whether the waste is hazardous or non-hazardous. Testing will be required to check the waste composition before removal or disposal.
Absolute non-hazardous entries. These wastes are deemed to be non-hazardous. No compositional testing or WAC (Waste Acceptance Criteria) Testing is required.
Examples of non-hazardous waste are:
Non-hazardous muck away is divided into two landfill tax bands, standard rate and lower rate. The amount of tax you pay is determined by the level of contaminant.
Following analysis of your soil report, Soils and Stone will work alongside you to devise the best disposal programme for you. Using our grab, tipper or bespoke skip service, your waste will be disposed of correctly at a registered licensed landfill site in accordance with Duty of Care regulations.
Hazardous waste is defined as a waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. The removal of hazardous waste is governed by strict regulation and legislation with the onus on ensuring that waste controls must be applied until the material is no longer waste.
Please note that for hazardous waste to be deposited in a stable non-reactive hazardous waste cell at a landfill for non- hazardous waste it must be stable and non-reactive.
Hazardous waste includes contaminants such as
Due to the nature of hazardous waste, Soils and Stones offer a bespoke service tailored for each and every project.
From compiling the correct analysis to completing a Hazardous Waste transfer note, our experienced team are on-hand. All our processes conform to Environmental Agency regulations and current legislation. We will discuss with you the procedures necessary to assess, remove and dispose of hazardous waste safely, efficiently and in accordance with strict government legislation. Once this is agreed using our grab, tipper or bespoke skip service, your waste will be disposed of at a registered licensed landfill site in accordance with Duty of Care regulations.
So, whether you are looking to decommission a petrol station or are undertaking a hazardous waste site-clearance, using our grab, tipper or bespoke skip service,
Soils and Stone will devise the most efficient, cost effective and environmentally sound waste management programme in line with current legislation.