Asbestos collection

Asbestos can be harmful and should be treated carefully. Do not place asbestos into your wheeled bin or put out for kerbside refuse collections.

There is a charge to use this service. If you want to have asbestos collected, you will have to pay online in advance.

Pay online

From 3 April 2017, the price is £189.75 + vat (£227.70 per collection) per load, with a maximum collection of one tonne, plus a treatment fee of £12.20 per sheet or equivalent sack of asbestos or asbestos containing material (ACM).

A load (up to 1 tonne) is approximately 30 sheets of 6ft x 3ft (1.83m x 0.91m) or up to eight storage heaters.

Our contractor, Viridor will collect your asbestos within 10 working days of payment being received. Please ensure the asbestos is easily accessible outside your property, having been appropriately wrapped or double bagged. Do not break up the asbestos and leave sheets whole.

We can’t arrange collection of commercial or trade asbestos. If you have commercial asbestos or a large amount for disposal, contact the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association or arrange collections with a commercial waste management company (there is a list of registered carriers on the GOV.UK website).

Some recycling sites are able to accept asbestos.

If you can safely transport the asbestos (having paid and appropriately wrapped or bagged it), there are dedicated containers at Bridgwater (Saltlands), Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Street, Taunton (Priorswood) and Yeovil recycling sites. Also see our page about asbestos disposal for safety guidance on handling and preparing asbestos before taking it for disposal.

A public service provided by Somerset County Council offering guidance and impartial advice. They can provide a range of environmental testing including asbestos surveys. For more information contact them direct on 01823 355906, email sssmailbox@somerset.gov.uk or visit their website https://www.somersetscientificservices.co.uk/asbestos-analysis-and-surveying/