Company Announcement: New Soil Treatment Facility to Open!

Provectus is delighted to announce the opening of a new soil treatment facility on a site known as Welbeck. The site has a 50,000 tonnes annual capacity and will open in mid June 2021.

Provectus Soils Management Ltd (Provectus), a specialist in the management and treatment of surplus soils along with their strategic partner FCC Environment (FCC), are delighted to announce the opening of a new hazardous soil treatment facility to the south of Leeds on a site known as Welbeck.

The treatment facility has an annual capacity of 50,000 tonnes and will support the recovery of contaminated soils for use in a large restoration scheme for the site. The soil treatment facility is located off Junction 31 of the M62 and J41 of the M1 and offers excellent transport links for customers in Yorkshire and M1/M62 region.

Contaminated soils are sent to the Welbeck facility for treatment to allow the recovery and re-use of the soils. By using this facility, customers will benefit from the recovery and re-use of contaminated soils negating the application of landfill tax which currently is levied on landfill inputs at £96.70/t. The facility is also able to accept a wider range of wastes than those permitted to landfill, enabling customers to benefit from a sustainable and cost effective solution.

This facility complements the existing sites at Edwin Richards Quarry in the West Midlands and Maw Green in the North West operated under a strategic alliance between Provectus and FCC. The soils treated at the Welbeck facility will be used in the restoration of the adjacent landfill site and therefore provide a sustainable and guaranteed outlet for the treatment operation.

Jon Owens, “Provectus Director comments: “we have been working with FCC for over five years and this investment is the latest development to provide customers with a regional solution for surplus soils on their construction projects. It also allows our regional contracting office to further support customers who want cost certainty and zero risk in managing the cut-fill surplus on brownfield sites. As we have seen from our extensive project portfolio, we are able to provide absolute cost certainty on even the most challenging brownfield sites. This ensures that customers are not at risk from spiralling costs from the inherent risks within the composition of surplus soils from a development project.

Chris Ellis, Operations Director for FCC Environment comments “as the UK economy starts to re-emerge from the COVID lock-down, it is important to be able to support the proper treatment and disposal of wastes so I am confident that the opening of this facility will help meet a very real need in the market.

For further information on the new development or if you have an enquiry for quotation then please contact or calling 07487 742929.



Provectus Soils Management is a sister company to Provectus Remediation Ltd. Provectus formed in 2002 has extensive experience in the remediation of brownfield sites. Staff at the company have specialist experience stretching back over 30 years. The company provides a specialist service for construction and haulage clients on brownfield sites that have a surplus of soils and require a cost effective and zero cost risk solution. To support this market leading service, Provectus formed the UK’s most experienced soil treatment facility team and agreed a long term strategic alliance with FCC to operate soil treatment facilities on permitted sites with a need for recovered soils.


FCC Environment is one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies.

We are uniquely placed to serve the ever changing waste landscape, building on a strong heritage of waste processing, moving towards increasing recycling and the generation of green energy.

We employ nearly 2,400 people across the UK and operate a wide range of waste management sites developed to meet the needs of our customers.

Every day we minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill by transforming it into valuable resources.

Each year we recycle 1m tonnes of waste and generate more than 44 MW of green energy

Put simply, we collect waste – from businesses, local authorities and households – and process it to ensure we fully realise its potential as a resource. Our customers are local authorities and businesses who turn to FCC Environment to help them deal with their waste as efficiently as possible – and in a way which meets all statutory and regulatory requirements.

We operate in four key areas:

  • Business waste Solutions
  • Municipal services
  • Recycling and Composting
  • Green Energy
  • Waste processing

We believe it is possible to be a thriving successful business while reducing our impact on the natural environment.