How to Dispose of Metal Contaminated Soil

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How to Dispose of Metal Contaminated Soil

Disposing of metal contaminated soil should be done with caution to prevent environmental harm. The specific method of disposal may vary depending on the severity of contamination, local regulations, and available resources. Below are some general steps you can take.

TDJ Group has the knowledge and expertise to aid in the treatment and disposal of metal contaminated soils. We offer a simple solution for treatment of such wastes to prevent leaching called Blastox 215.

Identify the Metal Contaminants

Determine the types and concentrations of metals present in the soil. This information will help you decide the appropriate disposal method and potential treatment options.

Soil Testing and Analysis

Conduct a comprehensive soil analysis to determine the extent of contamination such as the TCLP test. This step will help you understand the appropriate disposal method and any necessary pre-treatment requirements.

Environmental Agencies

Check local regulations and consult with environmental agencies or authorities to ensure compliance with disposal guidelines and legal requirements. They can provide specific instructions and permits if needed.


If the contamination levels are moderate and the metals can be treated, consider remediation options. Common treatment methods include soil washing, or stabilization. Stabilization is a simple solution for treatment of such wastes to prevent leaching using a product called Blastox 215.

Landfill Disposal

If the soil is heavily contaminated or treatment is not feasible, hazardous landfill disposal may be the most suitable option but very expensive. Using Blastox 215 allows prevention of metal leaching into the ground water. This will allow for local non hazardous disposal saving large amounts of money on the back end.

Disposal Services

Engage licensed waste disposal companies experienced in handling hazardous materials, including contaminated soil. They can assist with transportation, treatment (if applicable), and disposal in accordance with regulations.

Commitment to Excellence

For more than 30 years, TDJ Group has assisted the metal casting industry (ferrous & non-ferrous), lead paint sandblasting, and soil remediation industries in the stabilization of heavy metal contaminated wastes. More than 1,000,000 tons of industrial wastes have been eliminated or safely stabilized using TDJ chemistries.

Our management & staff possess many technical degrees including PhDs, MBAs, MSs, BSs and CPAs. However, at TDJ Group, we never stop learning, which is why we have an on-going education program for our employees. This program provides continuing education units (CDUs) in specific areas of need and encourages various industry certifications.