Removing fly tipped waste containing asbestos

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1 Use the right kit
  • Wear a disposable, correctly fitted FFP3 face mask and Type 5 disposable overalls
  • Wear the overalls one size too big and put the legs over the top of footwear
  • Do not re-use disposable overalls and masks
2 Keep dust down
  • For small amounts of waste, mix 8 parts water with 1 part washing up liquid in a garden sprayer and dampen the waste
  • Pick up large pieces and put in to a plastic sack without breaking. If they do not fit, double wrap in plastic sheet and seal with duct tape
  • Use a rake and shovel to collect smaller pieces and put in the plastic sack
  • Larger areas of waste will need specialist removal. In the meantime, cover the waste securely with plastic sheeting and peg down with tent pegs. Stick asbestos warning stickers to it
  • Secure the area until it is removed
  • Contact the local council or get a licensed contractor to remove large areas of fly-tipped waste
3 Clean up properly
  • Use a damp cloth to clean tools and the area. Put the used cloth in the plastic sack
  • Do not use a domestic vacuum cleaner or a brush as these will spread asbestos fibres into the air
  • Double bag all waste including masks, overalls and cloths in plastic sacks, seal with tape and label as asbestos waste
  • Contact the local tips in your area to find one that accepts asbestos waste
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