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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) website 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 do not carry out asbestos sampling, analysis or removal. We offer general guidance on handling asbestos, and will advise when specialist help may be required.

Asbestos removal

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

Alternatively, if you choose to remove asbestos materials yourself, you should use the correct protective equipment and follow safe working practices - read the advice sheets on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.

Asbestos disposal

You can take it to one of the Household Waste Recycling Sites;

  • Chichester Street, Rochdale. Call 01706 643871
  • Spring Vale, Middleton. Call 0161 653 5271
  • Peel Lane, Heywood. Call 01706 364 956

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

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:

Report fly-tipped asbestos

Report fly-tipping


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