Asbestos Disposal

The safe disposal of asbestos is a specialised operation and must be dealt with in compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Asbestos in any form is an extremely hazardous material; it is common in both cement and insulating board in the United Kingdom, despite the products being outlawed several years ago.

Asbestos Disposal laws

The law as it stands in 2019 says you DO NOT need a licence to remove or dispose of household asbestos cement, however, asbestos disposal relating to other contaminated materials, including insulating board, must be disposed of by a licenced contractor.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 sets out rules for working with materials containing asbestos, including the removal, repair, disposal, and disturbance of them. It states asbestos must be disposed of safely, which means packaging it with a seal, stickering it, and taking it to a relevant recycling centre.

The asbestos disposal process

Please note that asbestos test tradesmen and builders are not legally able to take asbestos waste to a recycling centre. A licence is required. We are a fully licenced contractor, so can dispose of asbestos lawfully in the United Kingdom.

The process is a tightly regulated one, and all asbestos must be correctly categorised when being sealed. Chrysotile (white asbestos), amosite (brown asbestos) and crocidolite (blue asbestos) are the three most common types. It is also not unusual for one site to have a combination of asbestoses.

Contact us if you require asbestos disposal in Leeds, Hull or close by. We are a licenced contractor who take our legal obligations very seriously. Call us today on 0113 255 8919 to get started or email us at [email protected].

Common types of asbestos

Chrysotile (white asbestos)

Amosite (brown asbestos)

Crocidolite (blue asbestos)

Tremolite (multiple colours)

Actinolite (dark brown or grey)

Anthophyllite (grey-brown)


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