Introduction to this document

Guidance note - contaminated soil

If your site has contaminated soil, you must ensure it’s carefully managed in order to protect the health of those working there and in the wider environment. Our guidance note will keep you on firm ground.

What’s covered?

The purpose of the guidance note is to introduce the key concepts of dealing with contaminated soil. It covers:

  • the classification of soil wastes
  • engaging a specialist soil surveyor
  • hazardous and non-hazardous wastes
  • what to do with waste soil
  • site safety implications
  • how to dispose of it off site.