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Asbestos bin moved from Shoreham to Worthing Household Waste Recycling Site

Posted on 2 February 2016

Please note we don’t accept asbestos at Shoreham HWRS from February 1st 2016.

Asbestos is classed as Hazardous Waste, so needs to be disposed of with care.

There are many different types of asbestos that may be found around the home, but the ONLY type of asbestos accepted at some of the Household Waste Recycling Sites is CEMENT BONDED ASBESTOS, that may be found in garage roofing sheets, down pipes etc.

FIBEROUS ASBESTOS materials (pipe and boiler lagging, sprayed coatings, insulation boards, fire stopping materials etc) are NOT accepted at Household Waste Recycling Sites.  Consult the Health and Safety Executive (HSE):
Web: http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/
Tel: 01883 732400     


Instructions for Disposal

For Health and Safety reasons the material must be double wrapped or double bagged in 1000 gauge polythene

Once the asbestos has been double wrapped or double bagged, it must be sealed with tape. Bags and sheeting can be purchased from a builder's merchant or DIY store.

A maximum of 200kg of this cement bonded asbestos will be accepted at any of the sites listed below. If you have a large amount of asbestos to dispose of you will need to arrange for this to be disposed of through a private contractor, for which you may be charged.

Burgess Hill

Chichester (Westhampnett)

Crawley

Worthing

Please telephone the site before visiting to check there is sufficient space available within the asbestos containers.

Due to the potential hazard of the material, employees are not required to assist members of the public deposit asbestos.