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Waste Characterization & Disposal Permitting

Most construction projects completed on both non-contaminated and contaminated sites either generate soil as a waste material or receive soil as a fill material. The construction industry has generally recognized that this soil movement is a source of significant cost risks and environmental liability for land owners. The primary risks and liabilities include the following:

  • Property owners are subject to short and long term liability for contaminated soil material leaving their property if the soil is not permitted properly for disposal or received by a third party property;
  • Construction sites, which inadvertently receive contaminated soil fill material, can become contaminated themselves causing significant projects risks (ie. project delays, litigation); 
  • Property owners who have responsibly characterized soil material on their site as clean may inadvertently, by the act of transporting a soil material offsite, generate contaminated soil (soil defined as clean on an industrial site may not be clean on a residential site); and
  • Landfills are requiring soil material to be characterized as being clean prior to receiving the soil material as clean. Uncharacterized soil is, by default, being characterized contaminated and is subject to tipping fees commensurate with contaminated material.

In response to these risks, Envirotech has developed a standardized soil assessment program (SAP) for soil characterization, disposal permitting and 3rd party reliance process for companies undertaking routine earthworks projects. Our standard SAP includes the following components:

  • Buried Utility Locates;
  • Prime Contractor Management and Site Safety;
  • Intrusive Sampling Equipment and Manpower;
  • Soil Sampling  and Laboratory Analysis;
  • Reporting; and 
  • Landfill Disposal Permitting or Professional 3rd Party Reliance Sign-off.

The process has been successfully utilized implemented on numerous projects and has been successfully trialed by ENMAX Corporation for multiple work sites. Projects that would benefit from an SAP program include:

  • Properties with Uncharacterized Stockpiled Soils
  • Soil Generated by Utility Excavations and Trenches
  • Construction Projects with Earthworks Components
Do you require assistance with your soil characterization and disposal permitting requirements? Please feel free to Contact our Assessment Remediation Division for more information or a quote.
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Calgary, Alberta                                 
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