Aasvogel is now a fully licenced Asbestos Disposal Site - 23/04/2012
Aasvogel is a fully licensed asbestos disposal site for cement bonded asbestos waste. We can collect unwanted waste asbestos in Oxfordshire, Newbury and Swindon or receive it direct to our transfer station in Wantage with no minimum tonnage charges. We can supply all sizes of skips and rollonoffs for safe asbestos disposal from a mini skip to an enclosed 35yrd. For small quantities of asbestos waste we can supply a bag and collect separately by van or with your general waste skip.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in a range of building materials to make them more rigid and fire resistant. It has also been used in household products like ironing boards and oven gloves. Asbestos was used extensively as a building material in Great Britain from the 1950s through to the mid 1980s.
Some areas in your home where you may find asbestos include:
- eaves, gutters and rainwater fall pipes
- fire blankets
- garage and shed roofs
- linings for walls, ceilings and doors
- insulation panels in some storage heaters
- central heating flues
- loose asbestos packing between floors and in partition walls
- floor tiles
- ironing boards
- ceiling finishes
Why asbestos is a problem?
Most people are exposed to low amounts of asbestos present in the atmosphere with no ill effects. However, asbestos fibres and dust are potentially very dangerous if inhaled in higher concentrations over a period of time. If this happens, they can cause serious lung diseases including cancer. It is therefore important that asbestos is only handled by experienced workers and disposed of safely and legally.
Disposing of asbestos
As asbestos is classed as hazardous waste it can only be disposed of at a licensed waste disposal site – not in your normal household waste. As mentioned, Aasvogel in now a fully licensed asbestos disposal site
So regardless of quantity, contact Aasvogel to discuss your asbestos waste disposal needs. Whether you wish to drop it in to our waste transfer station (appropriately bagged) or have it collected, you can be assured of a professional, compliant and fully licenced asbestos disposal service.