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Please visit the HSE website before you attempt to handle or remove asbestos.

If you have hired someone to remove the asbestos

If you have hired someone to remove the asbestos for you, it can’t be disposed of at any of our sites because this is classed as business waste. The tradesperson or builder should dispose of the asbestos according to the HSE guidance.

We do not accept asbestos from tradespeople at any of our facilities.

If you have removed asbestos from your own home

Take it to one of the sites below by using the entrance where council and high-sided vehicles go.

Important information before you visit

Asbestos must be double wrapped in heavy duty plastic wrapping. You can also use household rubble sacks as long as the cement-bonded asbestos is contained, double wrapped and sealed within the bags.

Asbestos is a toxic material that was once used to make insulation and fireproofing material in construction. Because some forms of asbestos have been linked to certain lung diseases, it is no longer used in new homes. However, some older buildings may still contain asbestos.

Proof of address

You will need to take your most recent council tax bill or utility bill (gas, electric or landline telephone) relating to the property where the asbestos is from. Please note mobile telephone bills are not accepted.

Using a hire vehicle

If you are using a hire vehicle, please ensure you have you hire vehicle documents with you as you may be asked to produce them.

Personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment must be worn when visiting the sites. This is because these sites are mainly used by council vehicles. Please wear sensible footwear when visiting the sites.

On arrival please stay in your vehicle and speak with a member of staff who will provide the appropriate personal protective equipment for you to wear.


Sites that accept asbestos

Opening times

Arkwright Street, OldhamMon to Fri 7am to 6pm

Sat to Sun 7am to 5pm

Longley Lane, SharstonMon to Fri 7am to 6pm

Sat to Sun 7am to 5pm

Cobden Street, SalfordMon to Sun 7am to 5pm
Bredbury Parkway, Bredbury Due to essential maintenance, the entrance for vehicles over 2 metres at Bredbury Parkway is closed. It will reopen spring 2020.


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