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If asbestos is in good condition and is dismantled and disposed of correctly it shouldn't cause health problems. However, if it is damaged, broken, drilled, cut or sanded small fibres can be released which can cause long-term health problems.
Asbestos is a natural mineral and has been used in building construction for a number of years because of its fire retardant properties. New properties are built with asbestos substitutes.
We are able to give advice on the following:
Follow the advice below for safe dismantling and disposal of asbestos sheds and garages.
You can take domestic asbestos waste to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, Haverton Hill.
The site opening hours are as follows:
Please remember to double wrap and clearly label asbestos before you take it to the Household Waste Recycling Centre. You should also telephone the site beforehand so that they can make necessary operational preparations.
The telephone number of the Household Waste Recycling Centre is: 01642 202307.
For further information and advice about asbestos contact the Environmental Health team.