Tractor providing contaminated soil excavation in Yukon

An Environmental Landfill in Whitehorse for Contaminated Soil

When contaminants leak on your property, you know you have to clean up the spill immediately. But did you know that chemicals and other contaminants can leach into the soil under or around your facility?


Contaminated soil poses numerous health and safety risks, including congenital illnesses and other chronic diseases. When toxic materials seep into your soil, look to Arctic Backhoe Services Ltd. for bioremediation and other environmental services for Yukon and Northern BC, including an environmental landfill in Whitehorse.


Bioremediation – A Decontamination Process

Since 1981, Arctic Backhoe Services Ltd. has preserved the environment from toxic spills and seeps. Our technicians work quickly to perform contaminated soil excavation. Yukon businesses should call us immediately after a spill so that we can begin the bioremediation process as quickly as possible.


Bioremediation is a procedure that allows us to collect polluted water and soil. Once we gather the affected soil or water, we will either treat it or dispose of it in a waste facility. This process allows our technicians to safely handle toxic elements without harming the environment.


Causes of Soil Pollution

Soil pollution doesn’t occur on its own. Usually an accident occurs and, as a result, the soil becomes contaminated. Common causes of soil pollution include:

  • Emergency response situations
  • Industrial spills
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Oil spills
  • Waste disposal


Our waste facility in Yukon provides land and soil treatment to protect the environment from further contamination.


Environmental Services in Whitehorse, Yukon

In order to preserve the environment and prevent extensive contamination, we must quickly assess the contamination level. Then, we remove the soil to prevent further damage to the earth, groundwater, and your health. We excavate soil that contains the following pollutants:

  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Heating oil
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Metals


However, we might not be able to approve all soils for our disposal process. Contact our facility supervisor for a full list of approved contaminants.


Don’t let leaks or contamination destroy the remaining soil around you. Call us at 867-633-5951 and request our services today.