Learn more about Asbestos Removal in South East London
Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that is a combination of six different minerals and comes in two types: amphibole (blue and brown asbestos) and serpentine (white asbestos). Amphibole asbestos was most widely used in the UK, however, it was serpentine asbestos that was banned first in 1985. Astonishingly, asbestos was not completely banned until 1999 despite obvious health risks and the danger it poses to construction workers in particular.
With nearly 1 million commercial and residential buildings in the South East of London, a large portion of these sites will contain some sort of asbestos waste. This is not an immediate risk as it is the fibres of asbestos that are hazardous, therefore, when asbestos is whole and still in sheets it will not pose a risk as long as it is not tampered with, broken or fractured in any way. Asbestos removal may not have to be carried out immediately.
There are waste disposal centres in Southwark, Greenwich and Lambeth, however, both Greenwich and Southwark do not offer an option for asbestos collection or removal. Lambeth waste disposal centre does accept small amounts of asbestos. You should call ahead and let them know of the materials you plan on disposing of there.
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