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Asbestos is a hazardous substance and requires handling in the correct manner.
Please be aware that asbestos should never be disposed of in your general waste bin. Doing so puts the health of our collection staff at risk.
Your rubbish is partially treated by manual handlers and any loose asbestos placed in your bin also poses a threat to their health.
You should take all asbestos to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).
Asbestos will only be accepted at the HWRC's if wrapped in heavy duty polythene sheets. Asbestos wrapping materials are provided free of charge (in limited quantities) for householders and can be collected from any HWRC. Smaller pieces of asbestos should be double-bagged and securely sealed.
For further information about procedures for the safe handling and disposal of asbestos visit Lancashire County Council's asbestos advice page.
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