Site Clearance & Reclamation

Fully Comprehensive Site Clearance Services

Thompsons of Prudhoe are able to offer a fully comprehensive Site Clearance and Reclamation service, allowing our customers to deal with one company throughout their entire project.


Our extensive knowledge and practical experience of waste management has been developed over 75 years as reclamation specialists, including obtaining Environment Agency Site Permits and utilising industry approved end-of-waste protocols.


Using experience and knowledge of waste legislation Thompsons can help our customers clear, reclaim and remediate any site in readiness for its desired use.

What Is A Site Clearance?

A site clearance is the process that involves any waste, debris or potentially hazardous material from a construction site to ensure that it is safe for either a construction or demolition project to begin. The materials removed in a construction site clearance range from harmful materials and substances such as asbestos to smaller, non-hazardous elements such as litter and debris. It’s vital a site clearance is done before any construction or demolition project begins as it ensures the site is free of any potential hazards and distractions that could slow down any works being carried out and to reduce the risk of injury or anyone working onsite.


What Construction Site Clearance Services Do Thompsons Provide?

We have expertise in handling all types of waste including but not limited to;

  • Inert 
  • Non-Hazardous 
  • Liquid 
  • Heavy and Bulky 
  • Asbestos Containing Materials 
  • Hazardous Soils 
  • Industrial Wastes

Contamination Waste Removal


We are fully licensed by the HSE to remove and dispose of all types of asbestos, completing all required paperwork and ensuring it is dealt with in full and transparent compliance with legislation. This means that it will be sent to an appropriately licensed hazardous waste landfill.


However, on certain projects where we have been engaged from the very early stages, some have been known to have contaminated soils including asbestos, we have been able to engineer a remediated site so that the contaminants can be safely “locked into” the site, without the need for costly off-site removal, following a complete environmental risk assessment and liaison with the Environment Agency (EA).


There are two options for treating the waste arisings and excavated material from a project either on-site or off-site. This will be determined by factors such as space available, client requirements, planning restrictions, environmental factors, programme, and proximity to off-site facilities.

Waste Disposal


Due to our strict in-house company procedures on waste segregation and disposal, a large percentage of our customers’ demolition waste is reused or recycled. We have an extensive modern fleet of plant and equipment of all sizes, including 100 tonne excavators with specialised attachments, a fleet of dump trucks, traxcavators, rollers and items of machinery such as screens, crushers and dust suppression equipment.


Our staff are experienced and qualified to carry out contaminated land remediation utilising whichever technique is appropriate to the level and nature of the contamination. Our experience covers hydrocarbon, chemical, asbestos and knotweed contamination amongst others.


Our experience and understanding of site remediation options can help clients achieve considerable cost saving benefits.

Recycling Materials


All brick, concrete and mixed soils/brick/concrete material will be processed into recycled materials meeting the specification as required by the client and re-used on the project or another construction project in the area.


Our recycling rate is 97% – We often exceed this, achieving 99%

Get in touch


    01661 832 422





    Thompsons of Prudhoe
    Princess Way
    Low Prudhoe
    NE42 6PL