Waste materials landfill suitability testing (Finnish Government Decree on Landfills 331/2013)

The Finnish Government Decree on Landfills (331/2013) requires that the producer or holder of waste must provide the landfill operator with information on the waste and its suitability for final disposal. This requires the measurement of a specific set of analyzes from the waste material. Decree 331/2013 defines the limits for each analysis, within which waste material can be disposed of in a landfill.

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The landfill operator must be aware of the type of waste received at the landfill. The Finnish Government Decree on Landfills (331/2013) requires that the producer or holder of waste must provide the landfill operator with information on the waste and its suitability for final disposal. This requires the measurement of a specific set of analyzes from the waste material. Decree 331/2013 defines the limits for each analysis, within which waste material can be disposed of in a landfill. Waste that does not meet the requirements set out in the regulation will not be accepted at the landfill.

Measur Oy offers all analytical measurements required for waste materials landfill suitability testing according to Finnish Government Decree on Landfills 331/2013. Ask a quote for testing your sample!


Conventional/non-hazardous and hazard landfill:

  • Dry matter (%)

  • Leaching test (EN 12457-3:2002)

  • Total organic carbon, TOC (%w/w)

  • pH

  • Acid neutralization capacity, ANC

  • Soluble metals (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Zn) (mg/kg)

  • Chloride, Cl (mg/kg)

  • Fluoride, F (mg/kg)

  • Sulphate, SO4 (mg/kg)

  • Dissolved organic carbon, DOC (mg/kg)

  • Total dissolved solids, TDS (mg/kg)


Inert waste landfill:

  • Dry matter (%)

  • Leaching test (EN 12457-3:2002)

  • Total organic carbon, TOC (%w/w)

  • BTEX (mg/kg)

  • PCB compounds (mg/kg)

  • Mineral oil, C10-C40 (mg/kg)

  • PAH compounds (mg/kg)

  • pH

  • Acid neutralization capacity, ANC

  • Soluble metals (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Zn) (mg/kg)

  • Chloride, Cl (mg/kg)

  • Fluoride, F (mg/kg)

  • Sulphate, SO4 (mg/kg)

  • Phenol index

  • Dissolved organic carbon, DOC (mg/kg)

  • Total dissolved solids, TDS (mg/kg)

Suitable sample matrices

  • Soil
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Ash
  • Other materials by evaluation

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Frequently asked questions

Why is it necessary to test waste materials landfill suitability?

The Finnish Government Decree on Landfills 331/2013 requires that the producer or holder of waste must provide the landfill operator with information on the waste and its suitability for final disposal. This requires the measurement of a specific set of analyzes from the waste material. Decree 331/2013 defines the limits for each analysis, within which waste material can be disposed of in a landfill.

What kind of waste materials are usually tested?

The most typical materials to be tested are soil, concrete or ash waste, but other types of materials can also be tested.

How long does it take to test materials landfill suitability?

Typically the results of the landfill suitability testing will be completed within 3 weeks of the sample arriving at our office. However, we offer our customers the ability to order these analyzes on a quick schedule, allowing the results to be delivered to the customer at their best in as fast as one week.

What does it cost to test waste materials landfill suitability?

The cost of landfill suitability testing depends on several factors. Factors affecting the price include for example

Matrix of sample material (soil / concrete / ash / something else)

Intended disposal of the material (landfill for inert / non-hazardous / hazardous waste)

How many samples are tested at one time?

Urgency of results (normal schedule / urgent schedule)

Prices include sample pretreatment, all analytical measurements required for waste materials landfill suitability testing, evaluation of the results and test report that includes a statement on the suitability of the waste for landfill.

What is the minimum amount of sample needed for analyses?

Minimum sample amount for analysis is 3 kg per tested sample.

What is Measurlabs?

Measurlabs offers a variety of laboratory analyses for product developers and quality managers. We perform some of the analyses in our own lab, but mostly we outsource them to carefully selected partner laboratories. This way we can send each sample to the lab that is best suited for the purpose, and offer high-quality analyses with more than a thousand different methods to our clients.

How does the service work?

When you contact us through our contact form or by email, one of our specialists will take ownership of your case and answer your query. You get an offer with all the necessary details about the analysis, and can send your samples to the indicated address. We will then take care of sending your samples to the correct laboratories and write a clear report on the results for you.

How do I send my samples?

Samples are usually delivered to our laboratory via courier. Contact us for further details before sending samples.

Measur Oy offers all analytical measurements required for waste materials landfill suitability testing according to Finnish Government Decree on Landfills 331/2013. Ask a quote for testing your sample!