Asbestos

Cement bonded asbestos is found in many places in the home including rainwater pipes, gutters, water tanks, insulation boards, garage/shed roofs, boiler flues and domestic equipment such as ovens, heaters and ironing boards. Generally, asbestos materials in good condition can be left in place and painted but should not be drilled, sanded or sawn.

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There are asbestos containers at:

Please note: Asbestos can only be accepted between 1pm and 3pm. 

Restrictions are in place because site staff are required to change into specialised personal protective equipment (PPE), which must be disposed of after each collection. This process is time consuming and expensive. Restricting the disposal times minimises the number of changes into specialised PPE to one change a day. 

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The maximum we can accept is limited to the equivalent of 4 large sheets approximately 6 foot by 2 foot, 4 foot by 3 foot or the equivalent in bags. The frequency that these materials can be brought onto site is once every six months.
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Your weekly waste collection service cannot collect asbestos materials, so if you have these materials you will need to ensure they are disposed of safely.
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Asbestos must be double wrapped in heavy duty clear polythene and sealed securely with tape before it can be accepted on site. Asbestos should not be broken up. Our staff cannot help you in bagging these materials because of legal and health implications. All asbestos deposits must be recorded, and a disclaimer form filled out on site. 

For larger quantities such as from the demolition of a shed or garage roof replacement householders must contact specialist licensed firms to handle that material. 

Best practice when removing asbestos

Where you need to remove and replace asbestos, get in touch with your local Environmental Health Officer for advice on the best course of action. You may need to employ specialist licensed contractors to deal with this hazardous material.

Asbestos materials should not be broken as particles of asbestos are hazardous to health. Access to the area should be restricted and the materials should be wet down to reduce the risk of dust. Anyone dealing with asbestos should wear protective clothing and masks.

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 you need to dispose of asbestos waste very carefully.

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Contact details for further information

Contact Staffordshire County Council on 0300 111 8000. Further details can also be found by viewing the Environmental Health pages of your Borough or District Council website:

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