Asbestos disposal guide: What you need to know

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Asbestos disposal guide: What you need to know

This our 10-step guide on Asbestos waste disposal

Asbestos, classified as a hazardous material, demands careful handling to mitigate health risks. Strict guidelines ensure safe disposal, emphasizing dampening materials before handling to prevent airborne fibre release. Disposal in regular bins is discouraged to avert environmental contamination. Instead, double-bagging, wrapping, and proper labelling are crucial. Professional asbestos removal contractors should be engaged for safe removal during demolition or renovations, with disposal at licensed waste transfer stations.

Step 1: Identification: Confirm the presence of asbestos in your property, especially before any refurbishment or demolition activities. This can be done by having an asbestos survey carried out.

Step 2: Dampening: Prior to handling, dampen asbestos-containing materials to minimize the risk of airborne fibres.

Step 3: Avoid Regular Bins: Do not dispose of asbestos in regular bins or wheelie bins to prevent enviromental contamination.

Step 4: Double Bagging: Double-bag asbestos-containing materials, ensuring proper wrapping and appropriate labelling.

Step 5: Professional Assistance: When asbestos is discovered during activities like demolition, consult a professional asbestos removal contractor for safe removal.

Step 6: Licensed Waste Transfer Stations: Dispose of asbestos-containing materials only at licensed waste transfer stations to ensure proper handling.

Step 7: Expert Guidance: If unsure about the disposal process, seek expert guidance to navigate through the steps. We can guide you through all the correct processes.

Step 8: Specialized Asbestos Skips: Utilize specialized asbestos skips, equipped with airtight seals and ventilation systems, for safe transportation.

Step 9: Padlocking Skips: Always padlock skips to prevent unauthorized access and ensure safety.

Step 10: Transportation Compliance: When transporting asbestos, adhere to regulations, including dampening materials, proper sealing, and labelling. Possess a valid waste carrier’s license and dispose of materials at designated licensed waste transfer stations.

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