Find out how to dispose of asbestos safely.
Many people worry about asbestos, but asbestos in good condition is not usually a problem. But take care that you don't damage the asbestos, and release fibres, as this could seriously damage your health.
Where to dispose of asbestos in Hampshire
If you have a small quantity of cement bonded asbestos sheets (CBA) - no more than 15 sheets of approximate size 120cm x 60cm - in Hampshire, you can take it to one of the five Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC), listed below.
Hampshire County Council charges for this service please contact them on 0300 555 1389 for more information.
The HWRCs are specially licensed to receive this type of hazardous waste. But they don't accept other types of asbestos.
CBA must be wrapped in plastic sheeting (or small pieces double-bagged) and sealed with tape to avoid the release of asbestos fibres.
Please call the centre in advance to check they have the space to store the asbestos. If you don't, you could be turned away.
Household Waste Recycling Centres that accept asbestos
- Andover (Scott Close) 01264 353438
- Basingstoke (Wade Road) 01256 352984
- Efford (Milford Road, Pennington) 01590 671874
- Netley (Grange Road) 02380 403960
- Portsmouth (Port Solent) 02392 387015
For larger amounts, or other types of asbestos, contact an asbestos removal expert.
Find a company to remove asbestos at Trading Standards Buy with Confidence Approved Trader scheme.
If a contractor is carrying out work on your property it is their responsibility to dispose of the asbestos.