Brownfield case study - Blaenau Gwent

The former steelworks site at Ebbw Vale, South Wales, was the first in WRAP's traiblazer portfolio to test the use of quality compost in the bioremediation of soils on a large scale. The site was being re-developed to house education, health, employement and residential facilities, served by a comprehensive road and rail system.

BSI PAS 100 compost was mixed with existing hydrocarbon contaminated soils to assess if it would help speed up the bioremediation of contaminants naturally. Trials were later introduced to compare the remediation efficiency of using quality compost compared to using shredded green waste and immature compost.

Site before compost application


During compost application