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Getting rid of hazardous waste safely

Dealing with asbestos

Domestic asbestos must not be put into any of the bins we provide and collect and it cannot be taken to the Harrow recycling centre.

What can you do to get rid of domestic asbestos?

The City of London operates a household hazardous waste collection and disposal service for residents on behalf of most of the London Boroughs including Harrow and:

  • provides a collection service for wrapped asbestos only
  • does not test, dismantle or wrap the asbestos for you
  • does not supply the wrapping

You are entitled to one collection per rolling year. For more information please visit the City of London website.

You can find out more about what to do when you have asbestos in your home.

Commercial asbestos

Companies or traders must use specialist asbestos removal companies to deal with the waste. You can find asbestos removal companies by searching online.

For more hazardous waste advice, visit the Environment agency.