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Worried there may be asbestos in your home?

If you're worried there may be asbestos in your home the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) explains what to look out for.

Need to remove or dispose of asbestos?

Asbestos materials are often best left alone if in good condition and unlikely to get damaged.

We don't carry out asbestos sampling, analysis or removal.

Asbestos removal

You can find specialist asbestos removal contractors in the Yellow Pages or online. If you live in rented accommodation, please speak to your landlord.

Read the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) advice if you choose to remove asbestos materials yourself. You should use the correct protective equipment and follow safe working practices.

Asbestos disposal

Asbestos is a hazardous waste and must not be mixed with household waste. Do not put asbestos in your wheelie bin.

More information on Asbestos disposal from Recycle for Greater Manchester, search for Asbestos.

Asbestos cement, sheds and garages

The council does not deal with asbestos in domestic properties. For more information about asbestos cement, sheds and garages, download these frequently asked questions:

Asbestos cement, sheds and garages frequently asked questions (121kb pdf)

Report fly-tipped asbestos

Report fly-tipping



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