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Asbestos

Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 2020 all Recycling Centres are closed until further notice. Please stay at home.

Our facilities where high sided vehicles and council vehicles are not open to the public therefore you currently cannot dispose asbestos, gypsum or plasterboard from your home.  Please do not carry out DIY projects that would involve the removal of these materials unless you have safe and secure storage.

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 (PPE)

For health and safety reasons, PPE must be worn when visiting the sites. This is because these sites are mainly used by council vehicles.

If you do not have the appropriate PPE, you will not be able to dispose of your waste and recycling.

You must wear:

  • a high visibility jacket
  • protective footwear
  • a safety helmet
  • protective gloves

Sites

Sites that accept asbestos

Opening times

Arkwright Street, OldhamClosed
Longley Lane, SharstonClosed
Cobden Street, SalfordClosed
Bredbury Parkway, Bredbury Closed

 

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