The traceability of soil is a key factor in the management and re-use of excavated soil. The expertise of the "Quality" and "Environment and Inert Soil" departments of ECT ensures for our customers an effective policy for traceability of soil.
Whatever type of licence an ECT site has, our internal procedures for traceability and management of soil are based on the French 'Code de l'Environnement', which is the strictest of all.
These are soils and materials that are not subject to physical, chemical or biological changes.
They do not decompose, they don't burn and they do not produce any other physical or chemical reaction.
Also, they are not biodegradable, and they don't cause deterioration in other materials with which they come into contact in such a way as to cause environmental pollution or to harm human health (Directive 1999/31/CE of 26 April 1999 - EU Official Journal of 16 July 1999).
3 levels of checking are applied to inert spoil accepted on our sites: A check in advance, checking on site, and third-party checking.
ECT's expertise allows us to ensure, both for our customers in the construction & public works sector and for the local authorities and their citizens, an effective use of analyses, diagnostics and soil traceability.