Land Spreading / Nutrient Recovery


Sustainably reusing organic waste

Veolia Water Organics Recycling provides recycling solutions for organic waste streams that:

  • Protect public health
  • Avoid environmental pollution
  • Reduce the amount of material dumped in landfill sites
  • Re-use waste water treatment by-products
  • By managing the entire process Veolia Water Organics Recycling has developed sustainable, cost effective solutions to minimise disposal costs, while assisting organisations in meeting full Regulatory compliance, EU targets and the UK Waste Strategy at an economic cost. 

Industries we work with

  • Utilities 
  • Public and Municipal 
  • Industrial 
  • Commercial 
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry 

Types of organic recycling

The solutions we provide include the recycling of different forms of biosolids, such as dried pellets, digested cake and dewatered cake, as well as all types of water and wastewater sludges, industrial residues, green and kitchen waste and sludge solutions for forestry and land restoration projects.

We carry out all necessary actions such as soil sampling, site assessments and risk analyses and identify suitable disposal sites and customers.

Veolia liaise with all stakeholders and regulators, such as local Environmental Health Officers, the Environment Agency, local residents, farmers and land owners, and register the appropriate exemptions where required under Environmental Permitting legislation.

Recycling outlets

  • Agriculture (arable and forage)
  • Industrial crops
  • Composting
  • Off-site mobile lime processing
  • Land restoration
  • Energy generation

Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme (FACTS)

All Veolia Water Organics Recycling contract managers are FACTS trained.

FACTS is an independent and non-statutory body recognised by the fertiliser industry, Defra and the Environment Agency as a successful means of setting standards, training and maintaining the continuous professional development of those providing nutrient management advice.

Although a voluntary scheme, the growth of FACTS membership reflects how the agricultural industry recognises the importance and benefit of qualified advice to promote farming systems that optimise crop nutrition and protect the quality of soil, water, air and farm biodiversity.

Other Accreditations

The Environmental Management systems of all Veolia Water UK businesses are now certified to ISO 14001 and the majority of Veolia Water Outsourcing businesses have integrated management systems that additionally meet the requirements of ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety).

We also hold a wide range of industry and trade accreditations. For full details, please see our Accreditations page.

We are also proud to have won, or been nominated for, a wide range of environmental leadership, sustainability, innovation and health & safety awards - see our Awards and Achievements page for full details.

We manage a variety of land outlets to suit the specific waste type on any given contract
We apply robust procedures and systems across all of our activities to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations