Hazardous waste – asbestos

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Small amounts of asbestos can be deposited at a limited number of household waste recycling centres by members of the public.

Quantity accepted

A maximum of 3 pieces of asbestos from householders, per month, that measure no more than 20cm high, 150 cm wide and 180cm long (larger pieces will not fit through the letter box opening and cannot be accepted).

Delivery requirements

Before you deliver the asbestos you must double wrap it in heavy gauge polythene sheets (available from DIY stores) and seal using strong adhesive tape (to prevent the release of dust). Label as asbestos waste. Failure to do this will result in the waste being refused.

Please note: Asbestos can cause fatal and serious diseases and must be handled with severe caution. Safety advice can be found on the Health and Safety Executive’s website

Hazardous waste – asbestos was last updated on March 15, 2016.