Asbestos disposal procedures highlighted by fly tipping
The importance of following proper asbestos disposal procedures has been highlighted by fly-tipping incidents in Boston and Blackpool.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 contain strict guidelines for the disposal of asbestos containing materials and associated waste (such as PPE and cleaning rags used during asbestos removal) in order to protect the public from exposure to asbestos fibres.
However, some unscrupulous operators have ignored the requirement to safely transport asbestos and use licensed disposal sites, and have instead dumped waste in public places.
Boston Borough Council is facing a clean-up bill of £1,700 after 50 corrugated asbestos sheets were dumped on a bridleway in Old Leake, with some of the rubbish spilling into a dyke.
It has had to hire a specialist contractor to remove and dispose of the waste, which it described as “the biggest asbestos tip the council has ever had to deal with”.