Asbestos is classed as hazardous waste and disposal of asbestos is strictly regulated. Asbestos waste describes any asbestos products or materials that are ready to be disposed of. This can include:
- Contaminated materials
- Dust debris
- Tools that cannot be decontaminated
- Disposable masks
How is asbestos waste removed?
Asbestos waste must be sealed in suitable asbestos-labelled sacks to prevent fibres being released. Asbestos waste should then be double-bagged or wrapped in 1000g polythene. It should be clearly marked by taping labelled asbestos sacks to either end of the parcel.
Standard practice is to use a red inner bag – marked up with asbestos warning labels – and a clear outer bag with appropriate hazard markings and asbestos warning labels. Intact asbestos cement sheets and textured coatings firmly attached to a backing board should not be broken up into smaller pieces. These should instead be carefully double-wrapped in suitable polythene sheeting (1000 gauge) and labelled.
Asbestos must be disposed at a licensed landfill site, and needs to be transported by a company who has a Waste Carriers License issued by the Environment Agency. Midlands Asbestos Solutions has a Waste Carriers License, and we always provide a Waste Consignment Note to all our clients to show all our waste has been disposed of safely and legally.
Whether you have an asbestos soil pipe or guttering from a domestic house to be collected or a dismantled asbestos cement building, we can offer you a full asbestos collection service. If you have a large amount of asbestos to be disposed of on site, we’ll supply you with a skip and our trained staff will dispose of the asbestos safely within the skip.
Midlands Asbestos Solutions can offer flexible, cost-effective solutions for asbestos waste removal and disposal – and we’ve experience of removing waste all across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. We’ll also ensure that any asbestos material does not remain on site any longer than necessary.