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If there is a risk of asbestos in your home or place of work, here are some guidelines about how to treat and potentially remove it.
What to do if you have asbestos in your home
How to safely remove asbestos cement
How to dispose of asbestos cement waste
Householders can take up to six sheets of asbestos cement free of charge to the three transfer stations in Surrey, which are operated by Surrey County Council. These sites are located in:
Please contact the station before you go, to check that there will be enough space in the special container for your asbestos.
It is illegal to dispose of business waste through facilities provided for householders, including household kerbside collection bins, street bins, recycling banks or recycling centres.
Asbestos is a hazardous substance and must be disposed of in landfills designed for hazardous waste.
See the Health and Safety Executive website for the most appropriate methods of dealing with asbestos to fully comply with regulations, ensure maximum safety and protect your organisation from litigation.
Make sure any company you choose is licensed with the Environment Agency to handle and dispose of asbestos waste.
A specialist company must deal with any other form of asbestos. If you intend to transport asbestos cement waste in your own vehicle, you do not need to be a registered carrier provided that it is your own waste. However, you should take the following steps to ensure that asbestos does not contaminate your car:
Commercial and industrial hazardous waste
Please contact the Environment Agency by phone, on 03708 506 506 or visit the Environment Agency website for further information.
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