Asbestos Disposal

Prior to any removal work, as part of developing the plan of work, a suitable facility for disposal should be identified and detailed in the plan.

When disposing of asbestos it must be suitably wrapped or bagged depending on the nature of the ACM.  This waste must be secured on site if it cannot be taken away in a lockable container, skip or compound sighted taking into account local security arrangements.  The wrapping and bagging of asbestos must be carried out in a controlled manner using appropriately designed and labelled bags or as a minimum 1000 gauge polythene
The collection, transport and disposal of asbestos are covered by the provisions of the Waste Management Act as amended.

The collection, transport and disposal of asbestos waste should only be undertaken by a waste collection permit holder and waste should be sent to an appropriately authorised facility. These facilities accept asbestos-containing waste and then arrange to have the waste disposed of at an appropriate facility abroad. Details of appropriate hazardous waste transfer stations are available from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Any hauliers or contractors used to transport asbestos waste must be authorised under the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations, 2007, (S.I. No. 820 of 2007) and have a valid waste collection permit to collect this type of asbestos waste. Prior to any removal work, selection of a haulier who has a Waste Collection Permit which covers the local authority area and includes the relevant EWC code is critical.

The movement of hazardous waste within the state is subject to a notification procedure.  The European Communities (Shipments of Hazardous Waste exclusively within Ireland) Regulations, 2011 (No. 324/2011) were introduced to streamline the administration of legislation on the movement or shipments of hazardous waste exclusively within Ireland. In line with the system of control for shipments of waste from Ireland, the Regulations provide for the designation of Dublin City Council (DCC), with effect from 1st July 2011, as the sole competent authority responsible for supervising and controlling internal shipments of hazardous waste in accordance with Article 33 of the Waste Shipments Regulation (EC) No. 1013/2006.  The Regulations apply to the collection, transport and transfer of hazardous waste exclusively within the state and set out the duties and responsibilities of producers, consignors, carriers, collectors, holders and consignees in such matters. DCC has established an online electronic system (Waste Transfer Form) for the supervision and control of shipments of hazardous waste within the state. The electronic system replaces the previous paper-based C1 system. For further information, contact Dublin City Council (National TFS [transfrontier shipment] Office) at 01 222 4402/4522 or email Asbestos waste is exported abroad and disposed of through landfill. The trans frontier shipment of asbestos waste is subject to control procedures under EU and national legislation. All transfrontier shipments of waste originating in any local authority area must be notified to and through Dublin City Council at the National TFS Office.

Asbestos is also subject to dangerous goods transport regulations. It is therefore important that advice be sought from a competent person, e.g. a dangerous goods safety adviser. The European Communities (Carriage of dangerous goods by road and use of transportable pressure equipment) Regulations, 2011 (S.I. No. 349 of 2011) provides the legal framework under which all dangerous goods, including asbestos, may be transported by road. Further guidance on this legislation and a guidance note on ADR Special Provision 168 are available on the Authority’s ADR webpages at Disposal of materials containing asbestos, other than in an approved manner, will result in prosecution under the Waste Management Act, as amended, of those found responsible for such activity.

OHSS if fully certified and expert in all aspects of the properly managed disposal of your asbestos in accorrdance with all legal and statutory requirements.




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