Restricted 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 sheets, or equivalent, of asbestos from householders, per month, that measure no more than 20cm high, 150 cm wide and 180cm long.

Delivery requirements

  • Please report to the weighbridge on arrival or see a member of staff on site as asbestos needs to be logged when brought onto site to monitor capacity;
  • Customer details will be recorded to monitor frequency;
  • All asbestos should be double wrapped in heavy gauge polythene sheets (available from DIY stores), sealed with strong adhesive tape (to prevent the release of dust) and labelled ‘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

Restricted waste – asbestos was last updated on June 9, 2017.