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Asbestos is harmful and should be treated carefully. Do not put asbestos into your wheeled bin or out for kerbside refuse collections.

We can arrange a collection of household asbestos. There is a charge and you will need to pay online in advance using our online form.

Asbestos collection form

This form has 5 pages and will take approximately 3-4 minutes to complete.

Until 31 March 2024, the price per load is £280.40 (including VAT ) with a maximum collection of one tonne, plus a treatment fee of £15 per sheet or equivalent sack of asbestos or material containing asbestos ( ACM ).

A load of one tonne is roughly 30 sheets of 6ft x 3ft (1.83m x 0.91m) or up to eight storage heaters. You can find storage heater advice on our Construction and waste disposal page.

Our contractor will collect your asbestos within 10 working days of payment. Please make sure it is appropriately wrapped or double bagged (preferably in clear plastic) and is easily accessible outside your property. Do not break up asbestos.

We cannot arrange collection of commercial or trade asbestos. If you have commercial asbestos or a large amount for disposal, contact the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association or arrange collections with a commercial waste management company (there is a list of registered carriers on the GOV.UK website).

Recycling sites that accept asbestos

Some recycling sites can accept asbestos

If you can safely transport the asbestos (having paid and appropriately wrapped or bagged it), there are dedicated containers at the following recycling sites:

See our Construction and waste disposal page for information about how you can dispose asbestos at Somerset’s recycling sites.

Storage heaters

Check if your storage heater contains asbestos and obtain an exemption certificate if it does not.

Check if your storage heater may contain asbestos

This form has 5 pages and will take approximately 2 – 3 minutes to complete.

Last reviewed: April 29, 2024 by Jenny

Next review due: October 29, 2024

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