asbestos disposal

Asbestos Disposal Service

We provide an asbestos disposal service to Merseyside residents with cement bonded asbestos products. Such products include: corrugated and flat cement sheets typically used to construct garages, sheds, water goods, and floor tiles and linoleum.

Please note that you are not required to dispose of a shed or garage just because it contains asbestos. If you are concerned or would like to confirm whether or not you have asbestos, please contact the local Environmental Health Office of your local Council.

We do not accept asbestos that has been generated as part of trade activity. This includes any work carried out by a builder/roofer or general tradesperson who has removed asbestos from your residence as part of a paid job. If you are a landlord and have asbestos originating from a rental property this would not be accepted as part of the asbestos service as this too would be classed as trade waste. Asbestos waste is not accepted from allotments.

You can download our asbestos leaflet here (PDF) and you can find more information about asbestos on the HSE website.

If you do have asbestos products you wish to dispose of then you can either:

This free service is a disposal point only. You will need to contact the Authority to agree a date for disposal at one of three Recycling Centres located in Merseyside at Huyton, Bidston and Southport. Please note the disposal service is available at each site once every three weeks.


All efforts should be made to minimise dust release from the asbestos. Cutting or breaking of the material should be avoided and sheets should be wrapped whole wherever possible.

The waste must be double wrapped and sealed in 500-gauge Visqueen (a heavy duty plastic sheeting or builder’s rubble bags) before you deliver it to the site. When you contact us we will provide you with an appointment date and will send you a delivery note to take to the site on the day.

We do not offer a collection service and we only offer this service to residents in the Merseyside area. If you want someone to dismantle and remove your asbestos waste you will need to contact a private contractor and you will be charged by the contractor for this service.

We cannot recommend a contractor and would advise you to confirm with the Environment Agency that the contractor you use is licensed to remove your waste (Tel: 0370 8506 506). If you use a contractor to remove your waste, this waste becomes trade waste and it will not be accepted at the site.

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