FCC Environment and soil treatment company Provectus Soils Management Ltd
have announced the opening of a hazardous soil treatment facility near Crewe.
The site will be located adjacent to FCC’s landfill site in Maw Green, and is permitted to treat 50,000 tonnes a year of contaminated soils, where they are processed and re-used.
Soils treated at the Maw Green facility will be used in the restoration of the adjacent landfill site, and therefore “provide a sustainable outlet for the treatment operation”.
The two companies says this would allow companies to not pay landfill tax on the material, which currently is levied on landfill inputs at £94.15/t.
Chris Ellis, operations director for FCC Environment, says: “As the UK economy starts to re-emerge from the Covid lock-down, it is important to be able to support the proper treatment and disposal of wastes so I am confident that the opening of this facility will help meet a very real need in the market.”
The facility is part of an alliance between the two companies and complements an existing site at Edwin Richards Quarry in the West Midlands.
The partners first worked together when opening the Edwin Richard Quarry facility in 2016.
Jon Owens, director of Provectus added: “We have been working with FCC for over four years and this investment is the latest development to provide customers with a regional solution for surplus soils on their construction projects.
“It also allows our regional contracting office to further support customers who want cost certainty and zero risk in managing the cut-fill surplus on brownfield sites. As we have seen from our extensive project portfolio, we are able to provide absolute cost certainty on even the most challenging brownfield sites.
“This ensures that customers are not at risk from spiralling costs from the inherent risks within the composition of surplus soils from a development project.”