Although we are unable to take any action to remove or test for asbestos in domestic premises, we are able to offer general advice.
Any matters concerning removal of larger quantities, particularly where builders are involved, should be referred to the Health & Safety Executive who are responsible for enforcing the Asbestos Regulations in domestic premises where work is being undertaken.
Their local address is:
Health & Safety Executive
The Council Offices
Station Road East
Tel: 01883 732400
If you are unsure whether a material contains asbestos, the following organisations are amongst those offering a chargeable sampling and identification service.
Argus Laboratories Hampshire Scientific Service
The Sussex Innovation Centre Hyde Park Road
Science Park Square Southsea
East Sussex Hampshire
Tel: (01273) 704420 Tel (02392) 829501
If you have asbestos cement containing materials and wish to dispose of it yourself you must take it to an approved disposal site. You should however be aware that only a few of the West Sussex County Council Amenity Sites accept small quantities of asbestos waste from domestic properties, and you should contact them prior to taking any material in order to check they have enough capacity.
The nearest sites are:
Tel Site: 01273 454081
Tel Site: 01243 787300
These sites do not accept asbestos cement products unless it is wrapped in suitable 1000 gauge polythene or double bagged in rubble bags. These bags are available from builders’ merchants and must be sealed with tape when the items are taken to the sites.
A full list of West Sussex Amenity sites can be viewed at West Sussex County Council: Household waste and recycling
For further information on disposal of asbestos by householders, contact West Sussex County Council, Waste Management Services on 01243 777595 or email email@example.com