Asbestos Disposal - Charges
From 1 April 2011, charges* apply to bonded asbestos brought to certain Recycling Centres in Devon:-
*Except Night Storage Heaters. Please note that only sites in the list above have the facility to accept Night Storage Heaters.
See Chargeable Waste for more information on charging.
For the avoidance of doubt; any item which the site staff deem to contain asbestos will be treated as asbestos (regardless of any analysis or certificates that may have been obtained to state the material is asbestos free) and restrictions/charges will apply.
Acceptable types of asbestos
Asbestos is acceptable at Exeter, Great Torrington, Honiton, Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Tavistock and Tiverton Recycling Centres. The following types of asbestos are acceptable:-
Night Storage Heaters
Night Storage Heaters containing/not containing asbestos may be disposed of free of charge at all sites accepting asbestos as above. If the heater contains asbestos, the whole heater must be double wrapped in plastic and sealed.
Heaters may be separated into their component parts for ease of transport, however please note that if bricks within the heater are brought in without an accompanying heater carcass, they will be treated as asbestos or rubble upon receipt at the Recycling Centre, and the relevant charge will apply.
Please call Devon County Council Waste Management on 0845 155 1010 for further details.
Asbestos must be double wrapped in tough plastic and completely sealed in manageable quantities. Site staff will not be able to assist with loading asbestos into the skip.
Asbestos must also be pre-authorised, see below for further information. Please note that vehicle restrictions are now in place at Recycling Centres.
If you would like health and safety advice when dealing with asbestos, see Asbestos Information Centre for advice on handling asbestos safely.
Acceptable asbestos must be pre-authorised to be accepted at Devon County Council Recycling Centres.
For enquiries and bookings please call Devon County Council Waste Management on 0845 155 1010, or alternatively use the Online Asbestos Disposal Form (please note this form requires 10 working days to process).
Please note that this service is provided for Devon County Council residents only. Asbestos is not classified as household waste and as such Devon County Council is not obliged to accept any asbestos for disposal.
Devon County Council reserves the right to restrict or withdraw this service at any time.
If you have any asbestos that does not meet the above criteria, it must be collected by a suitably authorised waste contractor, or delivered directly to a suitably authorised private facility. Devon County Council will not accept it. You will have to pay for this service.