Asbestos and household chemicals

Where to safely dispose of asbestos and household chemicals.

We don’t take hazardous waste in your normal bin collection.

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) accept some hazardous household waste including household chemicals and small amounts of asbestos waste.

Find out what hazardous waste they will take, opening hours, contact details and locations.

Disposing of asbestos

Health and safety advice on asbestos including information about the safe removal of asbestos related products and removal licences.

Domestic disposal

Small amounts of asbestos waste can be disposed of from your home for free at our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Before you make your visit, call the Household Waste Recycling Centre on 0300 373 3730.

They will need to check they have space for your asbestos waste.

The maximum that will be accepted on any day is four sheets, or equivalent, with a maximum of three visits.

Asbestos must be:

  • in lengths of less than six feet
  • double wrapped in plastic and sealed with tape before visiting the site
  • staff must be informed on arrival.

Do not:

  • put the sheets or bags in a skip or just leave them
  • break up asbestos sheets as this is dangerous.