New Soil Treatment Announced by Biffa


Biffa has announced its investment into a new hazardous soil treatment facility at its Merthyr Tydfil landfill site, which the firm said will help reduce the amount of contaminated soil disposed of in landfill.


The Merthyr Tydfil plant is due to accept contaminated loads and begin operation from mid-August 2018.


Biffa explained that the treatment plants cleanse hazardous soil destined for landfill by removing contaminants using bioremediation, “speeding up” the natural degradation process to around 12 weeks. The soil can then be used to cover or restore landfill sites.

Julian Holloway, commercial director at Biffa, said: “The waste industry is under considerable pressure to reduce its reliance on landfill, yet hazardous soil currently accounts for a significant percentage of UK site capacity. Innovative methods like this free up capacity for waste that must be disposed of in the ground, as well as helping restore sites so they can become useable again in the future.


“We’re proud to be at the forefront of innovation in waste recycling and the Merthyr Tydfil site is the latest in our longstanding partnership with Biogenie. Identifying further sites for upgrade will be a key focus for our business as we continuously look for ways we can help reduce UK landfill.”


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