Asbestos cement is primarily a cement based product where approx 10-15% w/w asbestos fibres are added to reinforce the cement. This product was used for corrugated sheets found in garages and sheds, slates, moulded fittings, soffits, rainwater gutters and downpipes, drainages pipes, sills, fascias etc.
Asbestos cement and its removal/disposal does not have to be carried out by a licensed contractor so a householder has the option to carry out this work themselves.
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When handled correctly, it will not present a significant health risk. The following general advice should be followed if a householder decides to carry out the work:
One household recycling centre in West Lancashire accepts small quantities of asbestos cement, this is:
If you are using a van or trailer to carry the waste in, you may need to notify the Waste Authority first by telephone 0845 0500957.
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01695 577177 ext. 5648