The importance of proper asbestos disposal
The importance of correctly disposing of asbestos cannot be overstated. Whilst many companies have procedures in place for disposal, such as using certified waste solution providers, unfortunately this is not true for everyone, with fly-tipping of asbestos still common.
This method of disposal can occur when asbestos is unexpectedly discovered during a repair/renovation project or during the process of demolishing a building. With budgets tight, rather than opt for a contractor to dispose of this toxic substance, people choose to dump the contaminated material instead. Not only is this highly irresponsible, it is also very dangerous and can put members of the public at risk if they are exposed to it. It is very damaging to the environment.
If you are working on a site and come across asbestos, it is important that the removal of the substance is carried out by a certified company according to the strict regulations which are in place surrounding this. At Acumen, our fully trained and qualified operatives can provide a safe and compliant asbestos disposal service once the waste has been removed. Negative effects that dumping asbestos has on the environment are avoided, as we can offer a fully transparent audit trail, ensuring that Duty of Care legislation is being adhered to at all times. Full paperwork is available, and is now even easier to access thanks to our dedicated online portal via our website.
Acumen are a leading provider of waste management solutions and industrial site services in the UK. We also have a 24/7 emergency response service where our team of experienced technicians can respond to all kinds of environmental incidents in a quick and efficient manner. To find out more or to arrange a call out please get in touch today on 0800 118 2165.
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