AYS Skip Hire and Asbestos disposal
AYS Skip Hire are one of the few companies that can dispose of asbestos in Dorset, we can dispose of most types of asbestos from your property. Our team of experts will advise on your asbestos affected material as regards safe and legal disposal.
Why choose AYS Skip Hire?
In addition to disposing of asbestos from your property, AYS Skip Hire will take care of the following:
- Legal duties
- Fill in consignment notes
- Recommend the correct SIC code
How can I tell if my waste contains bonded asbestos?
All old white or grey bonded material that was used for waterproofing or heat shielding may contain asbestos. In terms of disposal, our company considers all such material to contain asbestos unless it can be proofed otherwise.
Many homes contain instances of asbestos which will have a detrimental effect on the health of your property’s inhabitants. Common areas containing asbestos include corrugated roofs, sides of old outbuildings, guttering, soffits, flu pipes and heat resistant panels.
How can I tell if my roof contains asbestos?
If it is white or grey and brittle, you will need to have a WAC test (Waste Acceptance Criteria) carried out to prove it is not asbestos prior to collection. A copy of the report must be passed to us before we can dispose of it through the proper channels. If you are certain that your waste contains asbestos, we will not need to carry out a WAC test and treat it as asbestos from the start.
Is my bonded asbestos roof dangerous?
The bonded asbestos roof is not dangerous if it is in a good condition and it is not damaged in spite of it containing asbestos. It only becomes dangerous when it is broken up, sawn, sanded or has been disturbed. An asbestos bonded roof only becomes hazardous when it has the potential to produce dust particles that are asbestos.
Can I remove asbestos myself or do I need an expert?
If your asbestos is cement bonded there is no need to call in the professionals unless desired. Asbestos can be easily removed from your property provided you follow the basic guidelines set out by the HSE. Cement bonded asbestos only contains about 10 to 15% Chrysotile (White Asbestos) which is a soft and curly version that when bonded is unlikely to release asbestos particles unless broken.
If you need to remove fibrous blue or brown asbestos then we highly recommend you use an asbestos removal company. This type of asbestos is very dangerous because it contains hard straight needle-like fibres and needs to be handled using a strict code of practice.
Could there be any problems if I use anyone to dispose of my asbestos?
In one word yes, it is vital you use a company that has a waste carriers licence and has provided you with a fully completed consignment note and not a standard waste transfer note. Failing to obtain this note will have large implications, and you will still be responsible for the proper disposal of your asbestos waste. You could be risking legal action and large fines.