Are you wondering where to dispose of asbestos waste in Birmingham?
Perhaps you have dismantled a shed or garage at home that contains asbestos cement, or you have been doing some home renovations involving removing asbestos.
Some examples of where asbestos cement bonded materials may be used in the home are on garage/shed roofs, on shed/garage wall panels, drain pipes, insulation boards, soffits, insulation panels, partitions and even bath side panels.
Asbestos is classed as hazardous waste and therefore must be disposed of in the correct manner.
It cannot be disposed of along with regular household waste.
Birmingham City council will collect asbestos cement waste from your home for FREE and dispose of it safely for you.
More details about this free asbestos collection service can be found here.
You will not be able to dispose of household asbestos cement waste at a recycling centre.
Asbestos cement waste must firstly be double wrapped in heavy duty polythene sheets, bags or sacks, sealed securely and clearly labelled with the contents.
You can find more information and guidance on disposing of asbestos waste here on the HSE website.
You do not need a license to remove or dispose of any household asbestos cement.
However, any other asbestos containing materials must be removed by a licensed contractor who will have to pay to dispose of the asbestos waste.
Tradesmen or builders cannot take asbestos waste to a recycling centre, as it is against the law and they will be prosecuted for doing so.
Instead, there are many private waste disposal companies that can come and collect the asbestos waste from residential or commercial premises and dispose of it at a licensed site/transfer station.
One local company that can do this for the trade are Biffa.
Duty holders and employers have a legal responsibility to manage asbestos in their building so as not to put employees at risk. Contact our Armco office for asbestos management and refurbishment/ demolition surveys on 0161 763 3727 or by visiting http://www.armco.org.uk/< Alternatively, for all your asbestos training needs call 0161 761 4424 or visit http://www.armcoasbestostraining.co.uk/for more information or to book a training course.