Due to the governments advice on social distancing, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend Asbestos and Plasterboard disposal requests until further notice. This will allow us to redeploy staff to essential services only. We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause and we hope that you will understand that these are difficult and unprecedented times. We will reintroduce this service as soon as it is possible to do so. Asbestos can give off harmful dust particles and fibres, so it needs to be handled with care. Cement bonded, sheet asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) can be taken to some recycling sites for disposal. There are seven recycling centres in Somerset which will usually accept asbestos and asbestos containing materials from your own home: Bridgwater (Saltlands) Frome Highbridge Minehead Street Taunton (Priorswood) Yeovil Please pay for disposal and phone in advance of your visit to make sure they have the space to take your waste, because they have limited hazardous waste storage. Please make your asbestos deposit at your chosen site within three months of making payment. There is a disposal limit for asbestos which is 30 sheets of 6ft x 3ft (1.83m x 0.91m) or 30 rubble sacks. For vinyl tiles the limit is also 30 rubble sacks. When you arrive, let one of the site staff know you have asbestos. They will check your receipt and quantity before directing you to the correct container. Staff at the site can’t help with unloading this material. Place the wrapped asbestos (containing safety clothing and cleaning cloths) in the container. If you are unable to take bonded asbestos or a storage heater to one of the designated recycling sites, you can arrange for an asbestos collection from your home for a fee. You must prepay for disposal, securely double bag or wrap it in plastic (preferably clear plastic) and seal before taking it for disposal. For asbestos collections from your home (paid for service), see our asbestos collection page. Please read the safety advice notes below before paying for your asbestos.