Collecting Hazardous Substances
The combining of different types of dangerous waste, such as asbestos with non hazardous material is illegal.
The process of disposing hazardous waste with non-hazardous waste at the same landfill site was banned in July, 2004. The Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) came into effect on 16 July 2005, which requires waste producers to ensure their waste is lawful.
Did You Know?
A large amount of waste asbestos in Tunbridge Wells 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%
Tunbridge Wells Asbestos Removal
Dedicated Asbestos Experts
With over 25 years experience, we securely and safely remove all kinds of dangerous materials for customers in Tunbridge Wells:
- 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 supply a ‘Waste Consignment Note’ issued on completion of work, plus documented copies are held on file for three years in full adherence with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, waste consignment notes should be finalised 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 material during the last century, asbestos is a fibrous mineral which is now known to be exceptionally hazardous to health.
Due to its natural strength, as well as heat resistant characteristics, it understandably made for the perfect building material if it were not so bad for one’s health.
Devised of several minerals, asbestos belongs to the serpentine and amphibole groups of rock minerals.
Whilst different varieties of asbestos have varying degrees of danger, all asbestos is considered hazardous to health.
Anyone exposed to asbestos fibres is at serious risk of developing countless forms of cancer.
Why Is Asbestos Hazardous?
Asbestos becomes toxic when the fibres are damaged or interrupted, and are released into the atmosphere.
If those fibres are inhaled, it can lead to a range 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 category of asbestos as being carcinogenic.
Some of these examinations attempted to designate 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 types of asbestos, which come under either the amphibole or serpentine mineral groups, which are:
- Chrysotile (White Asbestos)
- Amosite (Brown Asbestos)
- Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos)
Chrysolite is the only type to come under the serpentine group, which incidentally is the most lethal.
Its form is typically formed of curly fibres and sheet crystals.
The remaining five come under the Amphibole group which have different fibres, often described as needle-shaped.
Although not as toxic 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!