Waste asbestos is accepted at all of our household waste recycling centres in Kent with the exception of the Sheerness site.

You may bring no more than 5 sacks (or equivalent) per month for free.

How to dispose of asbestos safely

The asbestos must be:

  • double wrapped in heavy duty plastic bags (or sheeting) and secured with tape
  • not sticking out from the packaging
  • no more than 10 feet (3 metres) x 5 feet (1.5 metres)
  • kept damp.

You must wear protective gloves and a face mask and do not break or cut it.

The asbestos container is kept locked for health and safety reasons. Please ask a member of staff on site to unlock the container for you. They will not be able to help you lift the asbestos.

For large quantities, or if you need someone to collect the asbestos, contact the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association for a company near you.