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Asbestos

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

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

If you have carried out the asbestos removal yourself from your own home, then you can take it to one of the facilities below, via the weighbridge entrance where council and high-sided vehicles go.

If you have hired a tradesperson or builder to remove the asbestos for you, it can’t be disposed of at any of our facilities 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.

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

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.

Facilities

Raikes Lane, Bolton (Closed from Monday 26th August).

Arkwright Street, Oldham

Reliance Street, Newton Heath

Longley Lane, Sharston

Cobden Street, Salford (Temporarily closed Monday 18th March to Sunday 25th August due to essential maintenance)

Bredbury Parkway, Bredbury  (Due to essential maintenance, the entrance for vehicles over 2 metres at Bredbury Parkway is closed to the public and traders. It will reopen later this year.)

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Important information about building and DIY waste

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our Recycling Centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote. If you are recycling or disposing of business waste, visit the business waste page.

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