Licensed asbestos removalists

A list of licenced asbestos removalists can be found here

There are two classes of asbestos removalists:  

  • Class A asbestos removal licence:  the licence holder can remove friable asbestos and non-friable asbestos and asbestos contaminated dust or debris (ACD)
  • Class B asbestos removal licence: the licence holder can remove more than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos and ACD associated with the removal of more than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos.

Asbestos-containing materials can be either friable or non-friable. Friable asbestos is high risk. Friable asbestos can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder by hand pressure.

Non-friable asbestos is lower risk. It is mixed with cement or other hard bonding materials. Non-friable asbestos can become friable if damaged or old.  

Find your nearest disposal facility

Asbestos waste must be taken to a licensed transfer station or depot. Check with your local council where the nearest is located or check here

Asbestos waste must be double bagged using 200-micron thick polythene bags, tied and sealed for disposal.


It is illegal to dispose of asbestos waste in domestic bins.

Do not dispose of asbestos during council 'hard rubbish' collections or dump waste illegally.