Are you wondering where to dispose of asbestos waste in Liverpool?
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.
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.
It is recommended that the asbestos waste be transported in a trailer or even a van if possible so that it can be rinsed out afterwards with water.
You can take the asbestos waste to three different waste recycling centres within the Merseyside area, but by appointment only (please see below).
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.
Recycling centres in Liverpool
However, if you’re not a tradesmen/builder and live in the Liverpool area, and you need to dispose of your household asbestos cement waste, then you will need need to take it to one the following recycling centres:-
Huyton Household Waste Recycling Centre
Southport Household Waste Recycling Centre
Bidston Household Waste Recycling Centre
Wallasey Bridge Road
However, you will need to book an appointment first online by filling in an application form. You can’t just turn up at one of the sites.
Alternatively, you can contact Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority on 0151 255 1444 to arrange for safe disposal of the asbestos.
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/