Householders - asbestos

Advice

Asbestos is a natural mineral and has been used in building construction for a number of years due to its fire retardant properties, but is no longer used and new properties are built with asbestos substitutes. Properties more than 15 years old, may contain some materials made from asbestos.

Common locations where asbestos is found include:

  • on garage or shed roofs
  • on shed and garage wall panels
  • on drain pipes
  • on insulation board soffit, infill panels and partitions
  • on the side of bath panels However, there may be others in your home.

Normally asbestos will not be a problem if it is in good condition. If it is damaged, broken, drilled, cut or sanded small fibres can be released which can give rise to long term health problems. If in doubt leave well alone and seek expert help and advice. A number of licensed asbestos contractors can be found in the phone book.

Asbestos cement sheets can be disposed of at the following Recycling Centres:

Cannock Recycling Centre

Lichfield Road

Cannock

WS11 8NQ

Wombourne Recycling Centre

Botterham Lane Cannock

Wombourne

DY3 4RA

For further information contact

Staffordshire County Council:

Tel: 0300 111 8000 or 01785 277452
Email: recycling@staffordshire.gov.uk

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Food & Safety Team Telephone: 01902 696220

Email: env.commercial@sstaffs.gov.uk

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