Last Updated: 31 July 2023
Health and safety advice on asbestos including information about the safe removal of asbestos related products and removal licences.
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 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.
- 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.