General Chat Thread, What Happend to asbestos once removed ? in General; Have a small discussion in our office. We have just had some asbestos removed from our building. I was wondering ...
11th June 2010, 10:13 AM #1
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What Happend to asbestos once removed ?
Have a small discussion in our office. We have just had some asbestos removed from our building. I was wondering what happends to it once it has been removed.
Does it go to landfill or does it go some place special to be processed !! Help us !
11th June 2010, 10:17 AM #2
It gets disposed of by landfill or incineration at specialist places (cant mess with this stuff!).
11th June 2010, 10:20 AM #3
It gets reused in the new BSF schools.
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11th June 2010, 10:21 AM #4
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So would this be a standard Landfill site ? along with the normal household waste ?
11th June 2010, 10:23 AM #5
No not at all. There are special sites specifically for dangerous waste such as asbestos and other chemical stuff.
Originally Posted by ryaneveritt
11th June 2010, 10:25 AM #6
11th June 2010, 10:28 AM #7
It depends who removes. I've overheard enough conversations in pubs to suggest there are an awful lot of dodgy folk out there that just dump on waste land.
11th June 2010, 10:35 AM #8
Ok I spoke to a Guy who controls enviromental waste stuff. I travelled back on the M25 the other day and saw signs (when we were in a traffic jam) to say "Asbesdos" in certain areas where they were doing roadworks.
They basically are able to dump this in areas that are not going to be used by the general public.
If they are putting it in landfill it is normally at the very bottom of the hole, then household waste is dumped on top of it, so it will never come to the surface or be exposed.
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11th June 2010, 10:36 AM #9
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Wicked that settled it. Its does do to landfill but a specialist one at that ! So we were both kind of correct !!
11th June 2010, 10:42 AM #10
Err is this the Ryan Everitt who is in Essex?
11th June 2010, 11:17 AM #11
Err; are you sure about the incineration bit??? Pretty sure a key reason for using asbestos was that it doesn't burn ...
Originally Posted by gl3nnym
11th June 2010, 11:22 AM #12
There is a difference between Incinerate and Burn.
Originally Posted by srochford
Asbestos fibres are the problem, when incinerated (reduced to ash/powder) the fibres no longer exist.
11th June 2010, 11:39 AM #13
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well what we do is.....
put a sticker on it...
11th June 2010, 01:22 PM #14
Yup that looks familiar, we seem to have that one on various pipes and areas around the building, but we did have a large quanitity removed a few years ago off heating pipes so they could get to valves, service ports etc...
Originally Posted by BandyQuill
11th June 2010, 01:40 PM #15
I always thought it went to the big Asbestos Ceiling in the sky... where no nasty engineers drill a naughty hole in them while noone is looking!
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