We specialise in contaminated land and other soils, groundwater, leachate, effluent and wastewater. There’s not much we cannot test. But in the slim chance we can’t do it, we work with partner labs across the group who can, and we manage the whole process for you.

We can collect directly from your office, home or from site. If you need us to come out to site to take samples or provide a monitoring service, we can do that as well. We can arrange for a team to be onsite nationwide at short notice.

Chemtech is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2531 to ISO17025 and the Environment Agency’s MCERTS (Soils) Performance Standard. Click here for details. We also offer Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) testing with leachate analysis performed in accordance with BS12457 parts 1 to 3 in line with your requirements and that of your landfill operator, and we offer some of the fastest turnarounds in the industry, just ask about our 3-day service.

Our Technical Details Summary provides information on methods, accreditation, limits of detection (LoD) and sampling requirements. We are regularly looking to improve our service and are always investing in new instrumentation, so our Technical Details will change regularly. If you need further help to determine the best containers to use and understand holding times for tests to avoid deviation on receipt of samples, drop us a line and we’d be happy to advise.

Through the wider Cawood Group of laboratories, we are able to offer the following analytical services:

  • Contaminated land
  • WAC and waste classification
  • Asbestos
  • Top and subsoil
  • Energy recovery
  • Waste wood (RPS 250)
  • Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
  • Water and trade effluents
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Stack emissions


Tested and trusted for over 20 years, our super experienced technical bods are asked all manner of questions about all sorts of testing. We thought we’d compile some of the most frequently asked into a series of Ken Knows (about) Factsheets. We’ve tried to make these informative (you don’t need a degree in Chemistry to understand them). If they don’t quite hit the spot, drop us a line at supportsquad@chemtech-env.co.uk and we’ll do our best to offer a more bespoke service.

01207 528 578

Unit 6 Parkhead
Greencroft Industrial Park
County Durham



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