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Biffa expands soil treatment facilities in South East

Waste management company Biffa is to double the capacity of its facility to deal with contaminated waste soils in the South East.

It is to construct a new soil clinic at the Colnbrook landfill facility near Slough in partnership with Biogenie Site Remediation from May. The clinic should be operational by September and will have an annual capacity of 50,000 tonnes, which is the same capacity as Biffas existing site at Risley. The site at Risley was the first of its kind in the UK and was launched in 2005.

Biffa general manager for remediation services John Conway said: By providing off-site treatment weve enabled projects to start without delay and in the knowledge that the waste soils, and therefore the developers liabilities are being treated and not landfilled.

This has led to the sustainable re-use of these materials rather than merely dumping them.

He added that this has been achieved at prices that are competitive to landfill and gives the UK construction industry a viable alternative to landfill and is not subject to Landfill Tax.

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