Biogénie provides a tax-free recovery solution with a new soil treatment facility in the Midlands – Biogenie
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Biogénie provides a tax-free recovery solution with a new soil treatment facility in the Midlands

Biogénie, along with their strategic partner Biffa Group Ltd, are delighted to announce that their new soil treatment facility located in the Midlands region has now opened and is currently receiving contaminated soils.

The loss of landfill tax exemptions in April 2012 left the Midlands without a recognised solution for managing contaminated soils; the only compliant option open for many customers was to transport contaminated soils long distances or pay the additional £64 per tonne landfill tax charge for sending their waste soils to landfill.

Recent statements in May and June from HMRC regarding the application of landfill tax have fuelled a period of further uncertainty for the construction industry; this is an area where Biogénie has dedicated significant time and resources in providing clients with a recovery solution that avoids taxation uncertainty by diverting material away from landfill for beneficial re-use.

Biogénie has even been able to import its culture of excellence to clients, with customers receiving full support from dedicated staff. A priority emphasis on compliance means that customers are able to send soils to Biogenie facilities with the peace of mind that they are discharging their duty of care responsibilities with a compliant and fully traceable service.

Jon Owens, Soil Treatment Facilities Director of Biogénie comments: “The opening of the Midlands facility so soon after doubling our capacity in the South East demonstrates the increasing demand for off-site treatment solutions which are affordable but also have compliance as a key priority. The fact that customers were delivering contaminated soils to the facility the day after we completed the commissioning phase of the plant really shows the importance of giving customers a service that they want, where they want it”.

The Soil Treatment Facility will be holding open days to anyone interested to view the facility on 6 and 7 November. For further information regarding the open day, please email

“We are very pleased to now be able to offer our customers in the Midlands the opportunity to dispose of their contaminated soils thus reducing their landfill costs. This is our third Soil Treatment Facility in the UK giving our customers a network of facilities to choose from across the whole country “concludes André Héroux, President and CEO of EnGlobe.