If you’re searching for asbestos disposal near me, Commercial Recycling near Bournemouth in Dorset might be the solution you’re looking for.
This article guides you through the process of disposing of asbestos, as well as introducing the processes and legislation that governs how hazardous wastes are managed at our local recycling centres.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a material made from six naturally occurring minerals, which are composed of many microscopic ‘fibrils’.
Up until 1999, when the use of the material was banned due to its proven link to serious illnesses including asbestosis and cancer, asbestos was widely used in construction because of its insulation properties and resistance to heat.
Asbestos is classified as a hazardous waste and therefore requires specialist treatment. This means businesses and individuals are extremely limited when it comes to disposing of their asbestos waste legally.
Common uses of asbestos
Asbestos has been used in various ways, but is commonly found in items that include;
- Floor tiles
- Gutters and pipes
For further information, please see this leaflet on places where asbestos could be hiding >>
Due to the hazardous nature of asbestos, it must be specially managed to prevent people from contracting illnesses in the future. If you are responsible for the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises, you have a legal duty to manage any risks associated with asbestos.
The UK Government’s website states the full legislation that must be met when disposing of hazardous waste commercially and should be referred to if you’re unsure.
Asbestos waste occurs when building materials and equipment are exposed to dangerous asbestos minerals. As it cannot be decontaminated, the waste will be categorised as ‘hazardous’ if it came into contact with the minerals.
According to the 2012 control of asbestos regulations, if your waste contains more than just 0.1% of asbestos then it should be disposed of appropriately and according to the Government’s legislation. This means that it’s highly likely that any asbestos waste you come into contact with will be hazardous.
Disposing of your asbestos waste at Canford Recycling Centre
If you know you have waste materials containing over 0.1% of asbestos, you’ll need to ensure they are disposed of in a correctly licensed waste facility. Our Dorset site, Canford Recycling Centre, is one of only a few facilities in the local area that offer businesses and contractors a convenient and affordable location where they can easily dispose of their hazardous waste.
For the full list of accepted waste streams, including hazardous items, please click here >>
Our recycling centre is open Monday – Friday 07:00 – 17:30 and Saturday mornings between 07:00 – 12:00. Find our site at; Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3BW
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How do I prepare for my asbestos disposal?
To dispose of asbestos waste at Canford Recycling Centre, you must first pre-book your disposal slot with our team. This is an essential step because it ensures your waste will be accepted and all the appropriate paperwork is prepared prior to you arriving on site.
Before transporting your asbestos waste to our facility, it first must be double wrapped in a 1000 gauge plastic. If you are not sure what this means or where to source a suitable material to wrap the waste, please contact us on 01202 331560.
Please note – asbestos disposal waste must be manually offloaded on-site, therefore we strongly recommend sheets of asbestos are individually wrapped and sealed bags of asbestos weigh no more than 25kg each.
How much does it cost to dispose of asbestos?
To keep costs down for businesses, our minimum weight charge is just 250kg. For current tipping rates prices please visit our prices webpage. Alternatively, for an individual quotation or for the full details of the waste disposal process, please phone our team on 01202 331560.
To help tradespeople and businesses who are unable to transport their asbestos waste, we are able to arrange for a specialist waste container or man & van service.
The asbestos skips and roros (rollonoff) we offer are transported by our partner, Avon Material Supplies. Containers available to hire include;
- 8 yard enclosed asbestos skips
- 12 yard enclosed skips
- 35 yard enclosed roro
Contact Commercial Recycling
This guide has outlined the basics of disposing of asbestos at our Canford Recycling Centre. If you have any questions or would like a competitive quote, please get in contact with a member of our team;