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Advanced Soil Treatment

Highly trained and experienced teams responding to all manner of spillages and environmental incidents

Experts in Asbestos Disposal

Experts in Soil Treatment

Acumen Wins Prestigious Gold Award

Chemical Spillage and Release

Chemical Spillage and Release

The potential for chemical spillages and consequential release into the immediate site and surrounding environs is not confined to industrial complexes, who in many ways are well rehearsed to deal with the known hazards.  As well as attending such incidents, Acumen also respond to a much wider range of circumstances, which include:

  • Wrong use of chemicals at swimming pools, resulting in spillage and release of chlorine gas
  • Mercury spillages in schools, laboratories and from damage to manometers at water pumping stations
  • Damage to packaged materials at distribution centres and in DIY chain stores.

In all circumstances, Acumen can offer a range of services which include:

  • 24/7 manned response service
  • Rapid containment to prevent further prevention, through the use of:
  • Neutral absorbents
  • Booms
  • Pump transfer equipment
  • Temporary barriers
  • Further identification of material and the associated hazards
  • Confirmation of the extent of the spill
  • Re-packaging into suitable containers
  • Subsequent transport and licensed disposal/recovery of impacted materials
  • Remediation of spill site and surrounding environs through use of techniques such as:
  • Controlled high pressure water jetting
  • Use of surfactants/reagents to neutralise residues
  • Safe disposal of all contaminated equipment and residues

Acumen Emergency call centre number is 0843 6580513.

Head Office, Knottingley

Acumen House, Headlands Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0LA

Phone: 01977 529586


Acumen Waste Services, Tame Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LL

Phone: 01977 529586

West Midlands

Acumen Waste Services, Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0DX

Phone: 01902 352100

York - Escrick

Acumen Waste Recovery Park, The Old Brick & Tile Works, YO19 6ED

Phone: 01977 529586


No 2 East Site, East Terminal, Immingham Dock, Immingham

Phone: 01977 529586


Keighley Office, Newbridge Industrial Estate, Pitt Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4PQ

Phone: 0845 600 3572

York - Harewood Whin

Liquid Treatment Plant, Harewood Whinn, Tinker Lane, Rufforth, York, YO2 3RR

Phone: 01977 529586