Kemakta helps its customers with questions regarding waste classification, reuse of different types of waste, and landfill investigations.
The regulations for the classification, handling and disposal of waste are extensive and complex. Kemakta can help with the interpretation and application of the waste regulations. Kemakta’s assignments include assessments the classification of wastes as inert, non-hazardous or hazardous, and the choice of suitable test methods/leaching tests for classification. Kemakta’s customers are waste facilities, recyclers, mining companies and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. On behalf of the Swedish Waste Management Organisation, Kemakta has developed guidelines for the classification of excavation soils as hazardous or non-hazardous waste.
In our landfill investigations, we have assessed the extent and effects of potential leaching, developed control programs, developed programs for the characterization of leachate, studied water balances and prepared permit applications.
For mining waste, special disposal methods are required to avoid high metal emissions. We work for the Swedish mining industry and have also participated in international EU projects (EURARE and BioMore) focusing on highlighting the environmental impact of mining and developing sustainable production methods.
Kemakta offers services that include:
- Classification of waste
- Risk assessments
- Final cover of landfills