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National Waste Classification Services

National Waste Classification Services

Classifying Your Waste

Chemical Soil Testing Services

About Our Waste Classification Services

JMS Ground Services offer chemical soil testing and have many suites of testing to choose from.

Our waste experts within this department are trained in the classification of waste and have many years of experience interpreting lab data.

Waste producers have a legal responsibility to classify any waste they generate and our service provides customers with clear and concise interpretation of chemical data within a Waste Classification Summary Report.

We provide an end to end testing service – From us coming out to site to take samples, processing the materials with the lab, analysing the data, and processing a report.

Our service doesn’t stop there!

We understand that chemical analysis reports can be quite daunting to look at, that’s why one of our waste experts will complete our testing service with an overview to give you further understanding of your reports.

Testing Suites

Waste is classified as non-hazardous or hazardous on the basis of a standard range of inorganic and organic chemical analysis, the standard list of determinants we use as a minimum to classify soil based material are as follows;

• Metals (total) As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni, Se, Zn

• Chromium (III & VI), pH, PAH (EPA16), PAH (Oil8), TPH (C5-C10, C10-C25, C25-C40)

This suite forms the basis of any waste classification.

Additional contaminants can be added if required, and this is something we would advise on based on site type, site history, whilst also taking into consideration any other suspected contaminates that may be encountered on site.

This suite of testing will assess the composition of the material and determine the concentrations of hazardous substances in the material.

The Waste will then be classified as non-hazardous or hazardous on the basis
of a standard range of inorganic and organic chemical analysis.

Allocation of an EWC code will be provided based on analysis along with a
readable version of your report.

WAC analysis will determine if your material is applicable for landfill acceptance.

In the event that non-hazardous or hazardous material is being removed from site for treatment or restoration then waste acceptance criteria (WAC) is often unnecessary.

The asbestos suite will identify if there is any asbestos within the material. Asbestos quantification will then be processed on any samples with a positive asbestos identification result. This will check the concentration of asbestos in the soil and identify what percentage of the sample is made up of the hazardous substance.  Asbestos readings at 0.1% or more are classified as hazardous.  If there are no other hazardous contaminants within the soil, and asbestos readings are below 0.1% then this material can be classified as non hazardous.

Waste Classification FAQ's

The standard turnaround we provide is 5 day, however we understand that urgent results are sometimes required, therefore we offer a premium 1 day turnaround service.

Please specify what turnaround is required upon booking and premiums options can be discussed.


If you would prefer to take samples yourself, this isn’t a problem. Please let us know this is the case upon booking and we can arrange for a courier to deliver your sample kit the following day.

Simply let us know when you have taken your samples, and we will arrange collection either the same day or the following day.

To book simply contact us either by phone on 01902 651267 or using our contact form.

Alternatively please email

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