Asbestos disposal

We don’t provide an uplift or disposal service for any sort of asbestos waste. Asbestos is classed as hazardous waste and can’t be disposed of with your normal household waste. All asbestos waste must be disposed of at a facility licensed to accept it. This also includes cement board of any nature. Cement board is identical to asbestos cement sheets, and it needs to be treated in the same manner. Unfortunately we cannot accept this even if the cement board has been certified as there is no guarantee that the certificate relates to the waste being disposed of.

Residents and traders can use specialist asbestos contractors operating in the area.

There are two licensed commercial facilities in Aberdeenshire, not owned by the council, for asbestos disposal:

Please note that some companies only provide an uplift service, whilst others accept asbestos delivered to site. Some may also have a minimum price per tonne in place.

For further advice on licensed contractors who can uplift and dispose of asbestos in your area please contact your local Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) office.