Disposing of Hazardous Material
The mixing of different types of hazardous waste, such as asbestos with non hazardous material is prohibited.
The process of discarding hazardous waste alongside non-hazardous material at the same landfill site was barred in July, 2004. The Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) came into effect on 16 July 2005, which requires waste producers to ensure their waste is compliant.
Did You Know?
A large amount of waste asbestos in Tonbridge is corrugated roofing. According to The Land Registry, more than half (55%) of all industrial & commercial properties in the UK contain a white asbestos cement roof with fibre content between 10-15%
Tonbridge Asbestos Removal
Dedicated Asbestos Experts
With over 25 years knowledge, we securely and safely remove all types of hazardous materials for customers in Tonbridge:
- Corrugated Garage Roofs
- Cement Roofing Shingles
- Guttering, Fascias & Soffits
- Rollboard Insulation
- Suspended Ceiling Tiles
- Floor Tiles
- Artex Textured Ceilings & Walls
- Acoustic & Decorative Ceiling Plasters
- Cement Pipes
- Heating & Ventilation Duct Insulation
Waste Consignment Note
We provide a ‘Waste Consignment Note’ issued on conclusion of work, plus documented copies are held on file for three years in full compliance with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, waste consignment notes must be completed either by the producer or the carrier with comprehensive information relating to key data, including:
- Quantity in Kilograms
- Chemical & Biological Components of Waste with Concentrations
- Physical Form
- Hazard Code(s)
- Container Type, Number & Size
- Proper Shipping Name
- Any Special Handling Requirements
What is Asbestos?
Predominantly used as a building compound during the last century, asbestos is a fibrous mineral which is now known to be extremely dangerous to health.
Due to its organic strength, as well as heat resistant properties, it understandably made for a suitable building material if it were not so dangerous for one’s health.
Devised of several minerals, asbestos belongs to the serpentine and amphibole families of rock minerals.
Whilst different varieties of asbestos have varying degrees of danger, all asbestos is considered perilous to health.
Anyone exposed to asbestos fibres is at serious risk of developing numerous forms of cancer.
Why Is Asbestos Hazardous?
Asbestos becomes toxic when the fibres are damaged or disturbed, and are set free into the atmosphere.
If those fibres are inhaled, it can lead to a variety of diseases, of which most are futile to treat and can become fatal.
- lung cancer
- ovarian cancer
- malignant mesothelioma
- laryngeal cancer
- pleural thickening
Many top health agencies classify every type of asbestos as being carcinogenic.
Some of these studies attempted to classify toxicity levels in asbestos, and concluded that Chrysolite, the serpentine asbestos category, is by far the poorest in terms of threat to health.
Types of Asbestos
There are six varieties of asbestos, which come under either the amphibole or serpentine mineral families, which are:
- Chrysotile (White Asbestos)
- Amosite (Brown Asbestos)
- Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos)
Chrysolite is the only kind to come under the serpentine group, which incidentally is the most deadly.
Its form is often formed of curly fibres and sheet crystals.
The other five come under the Amphibole group which have different fibres, frequently described as needle-shaped.
Although not as lethal as serpentine-based asbestos, they are still regarded as being highly dangerous.
Asbestos Removal All Across the South East
- Canvey Island
- Chadwell St Mary
- Saffron Walden
- South Woodham Ferrers
- Waltham Abbey
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Bognor Regis
- Haywards Heath
- St Leonards
- Kingston upon Thames
Do you need an asbestos survey? Let us help!
We have the capability to provide a high quality and efficient service, to locate and identify any suspect hazardous materials. Our service is fast and efficient, backed up by extremely competitive rates. So speak to KD Asbestos first!