The Environmental Laboratory Ltd.

Our environmental laboratory, ELAB, specialises in the testing for contamination in air/gas, soil, water and leachate samples. Our services include inorganics and organics, and metals analysis as well as Geotechnical Chemical testing, Asbestos identification and quantification, Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC), Topsoil Analysis, and Analytical Chemistry Services.

ELAB is accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17025 for asbestos identification and for a range of soil and water tests. We also hold MCERTS accreditation for a range of soil tests.

Services from ELAB


The Water Industry Act 1991 requires that any liquid produced by your company as part of its business activity on trading premises which is discharged into the public sewage system requires consent from the local sewage waste undertakers (waste water utility company).

Where Can You Obtain Independent Analysis of Trade Effluent?

The Environmental Laboratory Ltd (ELAB) can provide a tailored waste discharge report covering all the typical contaminates limited and controlled by the waste sewage undertakers:

  • Toxic Metals (Chromium, Lead, Mercury, Zinc, Copper, etc.)
  • Hydrogen Cyanide & Hydrogen Sulphide
  • pH
  • Ammonia
  • Dissolved Methane
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Phenols
  • Organics (Hydrocarbons, Pesticides, Herbicides)
  • Flammable Substances

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The presence and levels of other contaminates can also be identified, so please contact John Wilson (01424 718618) our Technical Expert on Waste Discharge to discuss your particular reporting needs.




  • Expert advice on sample preservation and delivery.
  • Free quotation for a tailored compliance report.
  • Free containers for sample collection to meet sampling criteria.
  • Fast turnaround and a reliable service
  • ISO 17025 quality standards

Our laboratories are UKAS approved to ISO 17025 for a range of soil and water tests including all of the standard requirements for trade effluent discharge consent. For a complete list of accreditation please visit our website at




Call our Customer Services team on 01424 718618 or email with your Conditions of Consent needs and we will provide a cost effective and reliable solution that meets your Waste Discharge Reporting needs.

For further information please visit our dedicated website at


Unit A2, Windmill Road, Ponswood Industrial Estate, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9BY
Tel: +44 (0)1424 718618  Enquiries: +44 (0)845 900 7004 Fax: +44 (0)1424 729911
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To discuss your own unique needs and learn more about our laboratory contact us now.

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