Asbestos Disposal


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 address is:

Health & Safety Executive
The Council Offices
Station Road East


Further information can be found on the HSE website and this includes a list of approved contractors:

The HSE website also provides a link to organisations offering sampling and identification services:


Organisations offering a chargeable sampling & identification service
Argus Laboratories Ltd
Prospect House
The Hyde
East Sussex
Tel: 01273 621100
Hampshire Scientific Service
Hyde Park Road
Tel: 02392 829501
Crucial Environmental Ltd
Brooklands House
Lancing Business House
22 Marlborough Road
Tel: 01903297818


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:

Worthing Household Waste Recycling Site
Hambridge Trading Estate
Willowbrook Road
BN14 8NA
Tel: 01903 203694
Coach Road
PO18 0NS
Tel: 01243 787300

Site disposal rules for residents taking asbestos can be found at Recycle for West Sussex

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