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We can collect and dispose of small amounts of cement based asbestos (up to 120kg) produced as a result of carrying out home improvements.
This is a collection service only. We do not remove, bag or wrap the asbestos. You must remove, bag or wrap the asbestos before we collect it.
This service is only available to households within the Belfast City Council electoral area. Each domestic property will be restricted to one collection in any 12-month period.
Cement based asbestos is a bonded material commonly used for roofing outbuildings such as garages and for guttering, central heating flues and soil pipes.
Cement based asbestos can be confused with asbestos insulation board which is similar in appearance, but is much more hazardous as it is softer. These types of asbestos need specialist removal, handling and disposal.
For more information or guidance about domestic asbestos in your home, please visit the HSENI website (link opens in new window). You can call HSENI on 02890 243349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two stages that you must complete to use our asbestos collection service.
You should contact us by calling 0800 032 8100 or emailing email@example.com. We will ask you about the item you would like us to collect. We can only collect cement-based asbestos weighing up to 120kg.
We will use the information you give us to decide if we can collect your item. If we can, we will send you a maximum of two sets of asbestos collection bags. You will need to remove the asbestos and wrap it in the asbestos collection bags. You should follow the ‘guidelines for removal of asbestos’.
Once you have removed the asbestos, you should contact us to arrange a collection date. You can arrange a collection using our online form (link opens in new window) or by calling us on 0800 032 8100.
You should only complete the online form to arrange collection. Do not complete the form until you have removed and wrapped the asbestos.
We'll contact you when we've organised a collection date and ask you to confirm where the asbestos will be left.
It is important to follow the instructions when bagging your material. We will not collect asbestos which is not properly bagged or wrapped. You will have to re-bag or re-wrap it and wait for the next collection, which can take up to four weeks.
We will collect a maximum of 120kg of asbestos. We will not collect more than 120kg and you will need to arrange for a registered contractor to dispose of any asbestos over this limit.
If you need asbestos collection bags, please call 0800 032 8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must follow these steps when removing cement based asbestos. Asbestos is a hazardous material, and you remove it at your own risk.
You should take care when handling asbestos. Never bring it to any of our civic amenity sites or recycling centres.
Always check with us or the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (link opens in new window) to see if asbestos can be safely removed before it is collected.
If it can, you should:
Material which is not properly bagged or wrapped will not be collected. You may have to wait for a further four weeks for the next collection so it is important to follow the instructions when bagging your material.
We will remove up to a maximum of 120kg of asbestos from a domestic property per collection, free of charge. Each domestic property will be restricted to one collection in any 12 month period.