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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 !

    ha ha

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    It gets disposed of by landfill or incineration at specialist places (cant mess with this stuff!).

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    It gets reused in the new BSF schools.

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    So would this be a standard Landfill site ? along with the normal household waste ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryaneveritt View Post
    So would this be a standard Landfill site ? along with the normal household waste ?
    No not at all. There are special sites specifically for dangerous waste such as asbestos and other chemical stuff.

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    It's called Parliament..

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    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.

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    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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    Wicked that settled it. Its does do to landfill but a specialist one at that ! So we were both kind of correct !!

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    Err is this the Ryan Everitt who is in Essex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gl3nnym View Post
    It gets disposed of by landfill or incineration at specialist places (cant mess with this stuff!).
    Err; are you sure about the incineration bit??? Pretty sure a key reason for using asbestos was that it doesn't burn ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Err; are you sure about the incineration bit??? Pretty sure a key reason for using asbestos was that it doesn't burn ...
    There is a difference between Incinerate and Burn.

    Asbestos fibres are the problem, when incinerated (reduced to ash/powder) the fibres no longer exist.

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    well what we do is.....


    ...

    put a sticker on it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BandyQuill View Post
    well what we do is.....


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    put a sticker on it...
    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...

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    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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