Using manufactured soil to achieve waste minimisation

On many post-industrial sites, soils are either non-existent or of insufficient quality to support healthy plant growth. Using on-site materials to regenerate soil is a sustainable and cost-effective practice. 

Traditional soil restoration involves removing existing waste materials like colliery shale and quarry waste from site and importing topsoil in their place. 

Rather than regarding such materials as a waste product, many can be usefully combined on-site with locally-sourced BSI PAS 100 compost to produce a fit for purpose soil that is both cost and environmentally effective.

View the case studies below for more information on manufacturing soil using quality compost and on-site materials.

WRAP trailblazer studies

Ebbw Vale

Lambton former coke works