Dispose of asbestos safely

Warning - Asbestos is a hazardous waste substance and must only be moved or disposed of under strict health and safety rules.

Disposal at the Household Waste Recycling Centre 

  • Limited amount of free disposal at the HWRC
  • You can dispose of domestic, cement bonded asbestos at Swindon Borough Council as is fully licensed to dispose of asbestos waste
  • Please take proof of address to your appointment e.g. driving license, passport and a recent utility bill

Please make sure you comply with the following: 

  • You must be a Swindon Borough resident and have proof of residency
  • The cement bonded asbestos must be from your property e.g. a shed roof, drainpipes, water tank
  • You can bring a maximum of 12 sheets of cement bonded asbestos no bigger than 1.5m x 2.5m (do not break the asbestos to fit these dimensions)
  • For disposal, all items of asbestos must be double-wrapped in appropriate materials (e.g. heavy duty plastic or polythene sheeting or bags) and sealed with tape to stop any fibers or dust escaping. Each sealed item must be no heavier than 25kg
  • Bring along help if required as staff are unable to assist. You must wear your own protective equipment to dispose of the waste

Failure to comply with any of the points above may result in you not being able to dispose of your asbestos. 

If you need to dispose of cement bonded asbestos from a business, or the material has been removed by a builder or any other type of asbestos, the Council is willing to do this. Please see section below or contact a specialist contractor. 

Collection and disposal service

We can collect asbestos from your home or business and arrange for it to be disposed of by our specialist staff. If you do deliver asbestos packages yourself, please ask one of the staff at the Household Waste Recycling Centre where it should be deposited.

Collection and disposal charges

  • Call out charge of £45.00 per hour
  • Legal Consignment Note charge of £25.00
  • A charge of £7.90 (including VAT) per item collected
  • Items can be wrapped for you for an additional charge which we can discuss when we quote for the work  

You can request the collection and/or disposal of asbestos using the online form below. You will be asked to create a My Account before you can complete the form.

Request an asbestos collection or disposal service online

When the case has been submitted our agents will call you to arrange a correct quote and discuss any further services that you may need. Our staff will contact you within 48 hours from submission.
 

 

 

Last updated: 28 September 2017. Was this information helpful?

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