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MJCA operations during the current Covid-19 restrictions. 6 April 2020

In common with most other people and organisations, the restrictions associated with the Covid-19 virus have meant we have had to adapt our systems and procedures to make sure that we can continue to provide safely and effectively the systems and technology for our staff to work remotely and to provide the support and services that our clients need and expect.

We are all contactable through our usual email addresses, the main phone line and mobile phones.  In accordance with the latest Government advice we will be using remote alternatives to meetings and site visits except where site visits are essential and can be carried out safely in accordance with the PHE and Government guidelines as well as our own risk assessments.

Meanwhile, we shall all work to stay safe and await the return of some form of normality.


Circular Magazine Article

Follow this link to read an article written by MJCA’s Managing Director and Principal Consultant Leslie Heasman titled ‘Squaring the Circle’ published in the January 2020 edition of CIWM’s Circular magazine. The article discusses the need to decide when a recovered resource is defined as having achieved ‘end of waste’ status.


February 2019 Contaminated Land Newsletter

Follow this link to read our February 2019 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on contaminated land news covering the following topics:

  • National Planning Policy Framework
  • What a waste!
  • Development of contaminated land
  • Ground gas assessment
  • Development of small brownfield sites
  • Soil guideline values

January 2018 Contaminated Land Newsletter

Follow this link to read our January 2018 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on contaminated land news covering the following topics:

  • WIMBY
  • British Standards
  • Risk Assessment for Hydrocarbons
  • Brownfield Land Registers
  • Guidance on the approach to groundwater protection
  • SAGTA – C4SLs
  • Misclassification of waste

How to avoid the main pitfalls when deciding whether a waste is or is not hazardous?

A newly formed working group on the classification of waste has developed a simple set of guidance notes.  MJCA are part of the working group and helped to develop the document ‘Misclassification of waste – and how you can avoid it’.  The document can be found here