Although a banned building material since 1999, asbestos – a key carcinogenic – still remains prevalent. This is because as a building material it was used widely and consequently can be found in floors, walls, roofs and ceilings of any buildings built or even refurbished prior to 2000.
It is important that this unwanted asbestos is disposed of correctly and in line with all existing regulations and asbestos regulations.
Asbestos Disposal – the rules and regulations
The Government’s Control of Asbestos Regulations state that any waste material containing more than 0.1% of asbestos is officially classified as a hazardous material. This classification is because of the risk that asbestos materials pose to the environment and human health; asbestos fibres can be directly linked to lung cancer and other high-risk diseases.
Consequently, any materials that have been directly exposed to asbestos also fall into the asbestos category as they to pose a direct risk.
How to safely Dispose of Asbestos
Currently, the only way to safely dispose of asbestos is through specialist landfill sites. These sites must have specific permits that authorise them to accept asbestos.
You can also sometimes dispose of asbestos through non-hazardous waste material specific landfills. This latter option is only available at those landfill sites which can provide licenced and authorised self-contain cells.
Alternatively, at Valley Trading we can take care of all your asbestos disposal needs for a small fee.
Asbestos Disposal at Valley Trading
Being a complete waste management provider we are a fully licenced asbestos disposal site for cement bonded asbestos waste. We can collect unwanted waste asbestos or receive it direct at our transfer station in Tetbury.
To facilitate the correct disposal of asbestos, we can supply all sizes of skips and RO/ROs for safe asbestos disposal from a mini skip to an enclosed 35-yard skip. For small quantities of asbestos waste, we can supply a bag and collect separately by van or with your general waste skip.
If you are looking to dispose of any unwanted and potentially harmful asbestos, it is of huge importance that you contact us first so that we can prepare correctly for either the collection or delivery of any asbestos.
Asbestos Disposal via ‘Wait & Load’ service
We also offer a hazardous ‘Wait & Load’ service in our 7.5 tonne caged tipper. Included in this is the removal of asbestos from a site directly by ourselves. This is dependent upon the provision of premises codes and consignment notes.