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How to dispose of Cement Bonded Asbestos
We offer a free cement bonded asbestos disposal service at
our Household Waste and Recycling Centres, this section covers the
disposal of low risk asbestos products taken to the sites.
What types of asbestos can I dispose of at the sites?
- Asbestos cement roofing
- Asbestos down pipes and gutters
- Asbestos flues
- Asbestos tiles
No other types of asbestos can be accepted at the sites.
Before visiting the site
The asbestos bins at the household waste and recycling site can only
accept asbestos sheeting no bigger than 3 meter’s in length. This
is due to the shape and size of the bin. Please follow guidance at
the bottom of this page on how to handle asbestos.
Before you arrive at the household waste and recycling site the following
steps MUST be taken:
The asbestos bonded cement waste MUST be double bagged or double
wrapped in heavy duty plastic (500-1000 gauge) then sealed
with tape to prevent the asbestos waste tearing the packaging in
transit and contaminating your vehicle.
We will not accept any asbestos waste that is not double bagged
and you will be asked to leave the site. We do advise that you
contact Medway Council before you arrive to ensure the asbestos
container has sufficient capacity for the amount of material you
have. Phone 01634 333333.
At the site
Upon arrival at the site members of the
public must report to the site office or notify site staff that
they need to dispose of asbestos waste. This must be done BEFORE
any material is unloaded from your vehicle.
Site staff are required to assess the waste
and how secure the bagging/wrapping is in order to minimise
contamination to other site users. The site staff will direct you
the asbestos container where you can deposit the waste.
Our staff will be wearing protective
clothing and masks, this is due to the accumulative times they can
be exposed to asbestos and it is an essential part of protecting
their health and safety. You will be asked to complete a waste
declaration this is for health and safety purposes.
Remember if it's not double bagged or double wrapped it will not
be accepted and you will be turned away.
For further information look at the Health And Safety Executive
Advice on removing asbestos cement
(AC) sheets, gutters etc and dismantling a small AC structures
(pdf 678kb). Asbestos
Find further advice on our asbestos-pollution