How to Dispose of Asbestos?

Asbestos is an insulation that had been widely manufactured in products like ceiling tiles, pipe insulation, some boilers and sprayed on coatings during the 1950s through the 1990s. It was finally banned in 1999 when it was discovered that serious fatal lung diseases could result from inhaling loose asbestos fibres.

Asbestos comes in all shapes, sizes and colours. It can be identified as a blue, brown or white material that was often used in many building products. Knowing if your product has asbestos is very hard since the manufacturers mixed it with other materials. Our Blue A LTD experts are trained to identify this highly toxic material.

Proper Disposal

Once discovered, asbestos waste needs to be disposed of properly and safely. The safest way to dispose of asbestos is by using an asbestos service. Our Blue A LTD specialists will survey the situation and take every precaution necessary to keep you and the environment safe from hazardous waste.

Any waste containing more than 1 per cent of asbestos falls into the category of hazardous/special waste and must be dealt with in a specialised way. Your professionals at Blue A will make sure your asbestos is double-bagged and placed in an enclosed, locked skip. Anything that may have come in contact with the asbestos must also be properly discarded.

Our Blue A LTD professionals know that you must never mix asbestos waste with other types of waste. Any large asbestos sheets will be wrapped whole, not broken up, in a specialised sheeting and labeled. Clearly labelling the asbestos waste with a warning on the packaging are all techniques and training that professionals must adhere to while they are keeping the environment safe from this very destructive and hazardous material.

Hire a Professional

Asbestos is hazardous and a highly cancer-causing carcinogenic material that is very damaging to the health and well-being of the environment and the people who contact it. Asbestos remains in the environment for a long time if it is not properly thrown away. Hiring a certified, trained professional who understands all the regulations and the proper way to handle the asbestos is the smartest and safest investment you can make. They never take a chance and neither should you.