“Black & Veatch have utilised the services and expertise of Oates Environmental for many years. The service received by Oates has always proved to be very helpful and professional at a competitive price. One main advantage of their service is the extensive knowledge of legislative requirements, and availability of additional services such as laboratory testing and chemical analysis.”


Black & Veatch Ltd


“I find your company to be very competent and helpful. The site visits you carry out to assess waste stream are professional and informative. Your prices seem fair when I carry our comparisons and most importantly your paper work is always correct.”


Leeds Skip Services
LSS Waste Ltd



“As a company, we are committed to reducing waste streams and recycling as much as possible to reduce our carbon footprint, since working with Oates this process has become easier, they are knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and provide outstanding service, not only removing waste from site but also pitching ideas to us on other way’s to reduce our waste streams and recycle more. I would not hesitate in recommending Oates to anyone, they are more than just a waste provider they are a great on site support.”


Comments from one of our valued customers


contaminated land...


The current and ongoing changes in environmental legislation greatly affect the remediation and development of land so it is imperative that you as a builder, developer or remediation company are fully aware of how this legislation affects you. OEL offer a comprehensive service to ensure the correct, legal and most cost effective course of action.




We are able to offer a testing and waste evaluation service which not only provides a bespoke analysis, including WAC, Metals, TPH, VOC, and PAH which will suit your individual requirements, but we will also advise on the actual waste designation, ie. Hazardous or Non-Hazardous, which can have dramatic cost implications.





Once we have established the designation of your waste, ie :


We can then offer a bespoke package to suit your needs





This can include extraction, loading, transporting, treatment or disposal and subsequent remediation of the ground.





Apart from landfill we are pioneering the treatment of contaminated soils which is better explained with the use of the treatment flowchart .


This method not only avoids soils from taking up rapidly decreasing landfill space but also recycles much of the resulting aggregate to such a degree that no landfill tax is applicable. This can mean big cost savings.