Renfrewshire Council

Asbestos

Asbestos cannot be re-used or recycled under any circumstances.

You can take your asbestos to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at 52 Underwood Road, Paisley. 

Asbestos cannot be re-used or recycled under any circumstances.

What do I do if I suspect I have asbestos in my home?

Asbestos may be present in buildings built or refurbished before 1985 - when blue and brown asbestos were banned. However, as long as asbestos is in good condition and is not going to be disturbed or damaged, there is no risk.

It only becomes dangerous if it is disturbed or damaged, as fibres can be released and breathed in.

  • Do not break or damage any material which may contain asbestos.
  • Take care when carrying out DIY - if you are unsure as to whether any material contains asbestos do not deal with it yourself but seek expert advice.
  • Samples of the suspected asbestos have to be taken and analysed before removal.
  • Asbestos which poses a risk should be removed by a specialist asbestos removal contractor

Blue Bin ✘

Green Bin ✘

Brown Bin ✘

Food Caddy ✘

Grey Bin ✘

Household Waste Recycling Centre ✔*
* Only Paisley Household Waste Recycling Centre accepts asbestos.

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