Asbestos Skip Hire in Poole, Bournemouth & Dorset
Avon Material Supplies (AMS) provide an affordable asbestos skip hire service to businesses and individuals throughout Dorset.
For free advice and to receive our best prices for asbestos skips, please contact our friendly team on 01202 579579.
What is asbestos and where can it be found?
Asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral, which was first used during the building of commercial properties in the 1800’s and then later became popular within the construction of houses during the 1980’s thanks to its physical properties including affordability, sound absorption, tensile strength and in particular, its resistance to fire, heat, and electricity. Following a series of high-profile investigations, it was determined that asbestos poses serious health risks to humans when it’s broken up, and so the use of the material was banned in 1999.
Asbestos is still found to be within many commercial and residential properties built prior to 1999, with the most common traces of the material being found in roof slates, tiles & felt, flooring, concrete and wall cladding.
Disposing of asbestos
Asbestos waste is classed as a hazardous waste material and therefore must be handled correctly and disposed of separately from other waste streams.
Currently, the only ‘final’ disposal option for asbestos is for it to be taken to a licensed landfill site. This is because asbestos waste cannot be incinerated, recycled or destroyed in any other way.
To help individuals, tradespeople and businesses who are unable to transport their asbestos waste themselves to a licensed landfill we are able to provide a range of specialist waste containers.
Asbestos skips and roros we offer
The asbestos skips and roro’s (rollonoff) we provide for use in the safe storage, transport, and disposal of asbestos include:
- 8 yard enclosed asbestos skip
- 14 yard enclosed skip
- 35 yard enclosed roro
What is the cost of asbestos skip hire?
Although asbestos is a fairly costly waste stream to dispose of due to its difficulty to handle and process, our asbestos skip hire prices are very competitive and regularly reviewed to ensure they continue to offer good value.
Our asbestos skip hire service is charged on a haulage and tonnage basis, meaning customers only pay for the actual weight of waste that is disposed of (there is also a charge for the provision of the consignment note).
What happens to the asbestos skip once it’s collected?
When we collect a skip or roro that has been filled with asbestos, more often than not it will be transported to the closest specialist disposal facility that is licensed to accept the waste.
If you would like a quote for asbestos skip hire, please contact us here.
Best practices for asbestos disposal
Exposure to asbestos in the form of fibers is always considered dangerous, therefore the handling and disposal of asbestos material must be taken with the utmost care.
Due to its hazardous nature, any roros or skips used for the disposal of asbestos should be enclosed or covered as best practice. For this reason, AMS stock various sized enclosed skips and roros to allow our customers to choose the best container for their waste clearance.
Asbestos skip hire prices and advice
To receive our best asbestos skip hire prices or for further advice, please contact our friendly team on 01202 579579 or use our online skip quote tool.