Asbestos removal

The council does not remove asbestos and asbestos should never be put in your bin for collection.

Your rubbish is handled by staff and any asbestos placed in your bin poses a threat to the health of the staff dealing with your rubbish. Please take all asbestos to the recycling centre.

For more information on what to do with asbestos see Lancashire County Council disposal of asbestos

Householders can take small amounts of asbestos to the tip (Household Waste Recycling Centre) but it will only be accepted if wrapped in heavy duty polythene sheets. Asbestos wrapping materials are provided free of charge (in limited quantities) for householders and can be collected from the tip. Smaller pieces of asbestos should be double-bagged and securely sealed. Phone before visiting the tip with your asbestos.

  • Henthorn Household Waste Recycling Centre - 01200 429391

Chapel Hill, Longridge does not accept asbestos. 

Large amounts such as garages cannot be taken to the tip. A skip is required and it must be dismantled not broken up (Goggles, Masks, Gloves must be worn.)

The danger of asbestos

When asbestos is damaged or deteriorates it can release fibres into the air. The shape and size of asbestos fibres enables them to penetrate deep into the lungs, which can result in serious conditions such as asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma. As a general rule, it is always best to leave asbestos alone as it is usually safe unless damaged or disturbed.

Always seek advice before removing suspected asbestos material. The Health and Safety Executive can provide information, alternatively a trained professional will be able to help.