The disposal of asbestos containing materials from domestic
premises, e.g. corrugated sheeting, rainwater goods, and cladding,
typically containing around 10 % white asbestos mixed in cement can
currently be dealt with by private individuals. You should take
basic precautions, wearing a disposable face mask and gloves,
carefully dismantle and bag any pieces and transport the material
to a waste transfer site that has a facility to accept asbestos
waste, e.g. Malvern Household Waste & Recycling site at Newland
(telephone number 01684 892785).
Frequently Asked Questions
For other types of asbestos waste, e.g. fibrous insulation board
and lagging materials, it will be necessary to engage a specialist
contractor as these materials typically involve the more hazardous
brown and blue asbestos.
A list of specialist contractors is available from the Health
& Safety Executive website. Click on this link and search for
Local Licensed Asbestos Contract. A short list of
Midlands-based contractors has also been provided by
Worcestershire Scientific Services.
For further information view the The Control of Asbestos
in the Air Regulations 1990 Act.
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