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Asbestos disposal

Materials containing asbestos are hazardous waste and need to be appropriately and legally disposed of.

Asbestos should never be mixed with normal household waste.

Disposing of asbestos in this way poses a serious threat to the health of those who come into contact with the waste after it has been collected from your doorstep. In Lancashire this includes the people working in the waste recovery parks at Farington and Thornton, as well as the operatives who empty your bin.

Asbestos should always be disposed of at the household waste recycling centre, properly wrapped and sealed, or collected by a properly licensed contractor.

Further information and advice about asbestos is available from Lancashire County Council by following this link.