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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

Spillage on Water Courses and Drainage Systems

The potential for chemical spillages and consequent release into aquatic environs presents a very real threat of further migration of pollutants. Acumen, who are an accredited UK Spill Association contractor 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
    • Deployment of drain covers
    • Construction of temporary interceptors
    • Skimming operation through use of vacuum equipment, hi-drainer pumps, etc.
    • Drain jetting
  • Further identification of material and the associated hazards
  • Confirmation of the extent of the spill through dye tracking and underground CCTV
  • Re-packaging into suitable containers, where appropriate
  • High-volume removal of bulk liquids, through the use of vacuum tankers
  • 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
    • Drain jetting and remote camera surveys

Make sure you have our dedicated Emergency Spill Response number – 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