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Identify hazardous substances in waste, ensure safety and control costs with testing services from SGS.

Disposing of hazardous waste is expensive. Businesses need to ensure waste is properly classified to avoid unnecessary disposal while determining how to handle the material safely.  

Waste testing services from SGS

Our network of accredited laboratories helps businesses to accurately classify their waste products as hazardous or non-hazardous. Using state-of-the-art techniques, our technicians will assess waste products for a variety of substances, including:

  • Volatiles
  • Semi volatiles
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Heavy metals
  • PCBs and petroleum related products

We can also help stakeholders comply with local regulations regarding the assessment of waste for characteristics such as corrosivity, reactivity and ignitability.

Our technicians work on a wide variety of waste matrices, including:

  • Soil and sludge
  • Building materials
  • Concrete
  • Caulk
  • Petroleum product residue
  • Contents of waste drums

We also employ specific leaching procedures, such as the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure (SPLP) or Soluble Threshold Limit Concentration (STLC), to meet national and/or regional standards.

Why choose SGS?

Our global network of laboratories utilizes the latest technology to refine and create homogenous samples for testing. Partnering with SGS will ensure you receive accurate results with fast turnaround times, allowing you to make informed decisions concerning your waste products.

Contact your local SGS office to learn more about waste testing services.