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Asbestos

Asbestos is classed as hazardous waste and is not accepted at Recycling Centres.

You can take cement-bonded asbestos from your home to one of the locations below via the weighbridge entrance where council and high-sided vehicles go.

Important information before you visit

Asbestos must be double wrapped in heavy duty plastic wrapping prior to arriving at site. 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.

Personal protective equipment

From Saturday 1st June, personal protective equipment must be worn when visiting the weighbridge facilities. This is because these sites are mainly used by council vehicles. Please wear sensible footwear when visiting the weighbridge facilities.

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.

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.

Locations

Raikes Lane, Bolton

Arkwright Street, Oldham

Reliance Street, Newton Heath

Longley Lane, Sharston

Cobden Street, Salford (Temporarily closed Monday 18th March to Thursday 1st August due to essential maintenance)

Bredbury Parkway, Bredbury (Temporarily closed Tuesday 23rd April to Thursday 22nd August due to essential maintenance)

For further information on the safe removal of asbestos visit the HSE website.

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