Are you wondering where to dispose of asbestos waste in St Helens?
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.
St Helens has three waste recycling centres, but unfortunately, none of them accept asbestos waste.
In this instance, you will have to use the services of a licensed private waste disposal company that can come and collect the asbestos waste for you and dispose of it at a licensed site/transfer station.
One local company that can do this for you in St Helens is Biffa. They offer an asbestos waste collection and disposal service.
Biffa St Helens
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 https://www.armco.org.uk/
Alternatively, for all your asbestos training needs call 0161 761 4424 or visit https://www.armcoasbestostraining.co.uk/ for more information or to book a training course.
Published Nov 30, 2016