Asbestos is a hazardous material and is classed as a carcinogen (cancer causing material). As such, asbestos containing material must be disposed of as Special Waste / Hazardous Waste.
Any material containing asbestos should be double bagged/wrapped and deposited in covered locked skips. The material must be clearly labelled and removers must use thick red inner plastic sacks and clear outer plastic sacks with asbestos warnings printed on the outside for disposing of asbestos contaminated materials.
If you want to know more about Asbestos and it’s effects on health and the environment, please visit the following websites:
Environment Agency – Asbestos information
Health & Safety Executive – Asbestos Information
Wikipedia – Asbestos Information
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