Last Updated: 3 April 2024

Health and safety advice on asbestos including information about the safe removal of asbestos related products and removal licences.

Domestic disposal

Small amounts of asbestos waste can be disposed of from your home for free at the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Canal Head North, Kendal, LA9 7DB.

Before you make your visit please call the Household Waste Recycling Centre on 01539 728 084. They will need to check they have space for your asbestos waste.

The maximum that will be accepted on any day is four sheets, or equivalent, with a maximum of three visits. Asbestos warning

Asbestos must be:

  • in lengths of less than 6ft
  • double wrapped in plastic and sealed with tape before visiting the site

Staff must be informed on arrival.

Do not:

  • put the sheets or bags in a skip or just leave them
  • break up asbestos sheets as this is dangerous 

Fly tipped waste

If you find asbestos which has been disposed of illegally please let us know.

Report fly tipping