Asbestos and specialist waste

Safe solutions for specialist waste

Hazardous waste materials such as asbestos require careful handling. We have many years’ experience of delivering solutions for the safe and legally compliant disposal of all kinds of specialist waste, including the provision of enclosed skips and large containers for bonded or fibrous asbestos. We also have the only licensed site in Devon for the receipt and disposal of asbestos.

Our trained staff provide expert guidance and dependable services for the collection and disposal of materials such as:

  • Asbestos
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • WEEE
  • Confidential waste (shredding)

Our service ensures 

  • Compliance with transport legislation, Duty of Care, the Environmental Protection Act and Hazardous Waste Regulations
  • All vehicles and staff involved in collection services comply with ADR regulations (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)
  • Waste is taken to our licensed facility for processing and, where applicable, end disposal point where applicable
  • Wastes are processed and treated to maximise recycling and recovery where possible.


Asbestos has been used prolifically as a building material since the 1950s, primarily due to its great insulating properties. It is often mixed with other materials, so it’s difficult to know it’s there. You can find out more about asbestos on our Asbestos Awareness blog post.

Be aware! Asbestos can be found in:

-         Roof tiles

-         Insulation board

-          Cement

-          Ceiling tiles

-          Floor tiles

-          Corrugated roofing sheets

-          Coating and lagging on pipes and boilers

-          Sprayed in ceiling voids and structural steel

-          Fire protection in ducts, partitions, soffits and ceilings



Disclaimer: These are examples only. If in doubt, please contact an asbestos expert who will be able to advise you.

Can I include asbestos in my general / mixed waste skip?

Asbestos containing materials need to be legally disposed of as hazardous waste. We cannot accept asbestos mixed with other waste, unless it is a specifically booked in an asbestos skip. 

If waste materials in your skip look like asbestos, we will test them. At this point, a photograph of your skip will be taken and our Customer Services team will be notified of possible asbestos contamination. If asbestos is tested positive, the entire load will be contaminated and you will be charged the cost of disposing the entire contents of the skip.

How do I know if I have asbestos?

If you think some of your waste materials may contain asbestos, get it checked out. Isolating the asbestos at this stage could avoid the charge of a contaminated skip load! Our Customer Services team can arrange for a sample to be sent out for analysis. If the material is asbestos, you must have it collected by an asbestos removal specialist.

How do I package up asbestos?

Both fibrous and bonded asbestos must be double wrapped / bagged. Our Customer Services team can arrange for it to be collected once it has been appropriately wrapped.

Please call our Customer Services team on 01392 826456 if you have any questions about how to dispose of your asbestos and they will be happy to help.

We provide several options as to how we would collect the Asbestos from you depending on how much you have.

Option 1

Our van can collect small amounts of the Asbestos and will usually collect it in bags.

Option 2

We can provide you with an enclosed skip to put the Asbestos in and we will then collect it from you once you have filled it up. We would usually provide you with a skip when you have medium to large amounts of asbestos.

Option 3

Option 3 We can provide you with an enclosed Roll on/off container. This is for when you have large to very large amount of asbestos. All our options include waste transfer notes and hazardous waste consignment notes.


Give us a call to arrange a collection and our experienced advisors will provide with a solution to best suit you.