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

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

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)

It must be double wrapped in heavy duty plastic wrapping prior to arriving at site. You can also use household rubble sacks that can be bought from supermarkets and other outlets, as long as the cement bonded asbestos is contained, double wrapped and sealed within the bags. You will need to take your recent council tax bill or utility bill (gas, electric or landline telephone) relating to the property where the waste is from. Please note mobile telephone bills are not accepted. If you are using a hire vehicle please take your hire agreement documents.

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.

For hints and tips on safe removal of asbestos visit the HSE website.


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