Dealing with asbestos

How to safely remove and dispose of asbestos and who to contact if you have concerns.

Materials containing asbestos are commonly found in buildings. It is not unsafe generally, as long as it remains sealed and undisturbed.

The current guidance is to manage this rather than remove it. Any concerns over asbestos should be made to the environmental health department of your district or borough council.

Visit your local district or borough council for this service

Disposal of small quantities of cement bonded asbestos

Residents of North Yorkshire can dispose of small quantities of cement bonded asbestos at the following household waste recycling centres:

For safety reasons, cement bonded asbestos must be double bagged or wrapped in two layers of thick plastic. Any joints or openings must be securely sealed with strong tape. 

If your material is not securely wrapped in this manner, you will be refused permission to dispose of the material and will have to remove it from the site.