Asbestos collections - domestic properties

How to arrange a collection

Street Scene Services offers a collection service for asbestos for domestic properties only and operates in conjunction with The Environment Agency.

Asbestos is classed as a hazardous material, and has to be handled by trained staff. Also, the disposal cost at the designated waste sites can be significant. Therefore the council has to pass on these costs.

You have two options:

Arrange a collection via the council

Please contact the administration team on 01455 238141. The service is chargeable and has to be arranged in advance. The cost of this service will be provided following a pre-arranged visit to your home to assess the work. The officer will explain how to make the payment and make arrangements for a collection date.

The council have to obtain a consignment note from the Environment Agency, as asbestos is controlled waste. The Environment Agency informs the council as to when and where the asbestos may be taken. This service is for domestic properties only.

As the charge made to the council to perform  this service is quite high, the service operates once a month depending upon the numbers of collections we are asked to do. Please do not hesitate  to contact us to discuss the available dates. This is not ideal we know but it does mean that we are still able to offer the service to residents at a much reduced fee compared to that of private companies.

Transport the waste yourself

Residents removing asbestos from their own property also have the facility of using the Leicestershire County Council Recycling & Household Waste Sites. Some of the sites are allowed to accept asbestos and you are advised to contact them directly on 0116 3050001 to discuss this further - please note that the Stapleton Lane site in Barwell cannot accept asbestos.

Where can I get more information? If you need more advice/information, please contact the Health & Safety Executive who can help with guidance and various advice leaflets.

Last updated: 27/03/2013 14:44

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