All soils and/or vegetation samples from outside Canada being sent to Canada for analysis should be shipped to the laboratory in Ancaster, Ontario. Please refer to the Sample Preservation Guide.

Please indicate on your Request for Analysis form whether the samples should be returned, disposed, or retained after analysis.

  • All pulps are stored for free up to 90 days after analysis.
  • All rejects are stored for free up to 60 days after analysis.


Samples can be returned either immediately after analysis or after the free storage period. Samples will be returned to the client at cost + 15% processing fee.


There is an additional fee per sample if you choose to have your samples disposed after the free storage period. Incineration: All soil, sediment, and vegetation material being submitted to Canada and originating from outside of Canada require incineration prior to disposal under CFIA regulations.
Liquid samples will be discarded after the final report is accepted by the client or if it exceeds the holding time for the required analysis.


Pulps and Rejects will incur a storage fee after the free storage period listed above.

Please refer to page 5 of our price list for our Sample Storage and Disposal Fees.