Missed bin collections

We are aware of an increase in the number of missed collections across the city. We want to reassure you that we are working hard to collect all outstanding collections as quickly as possible. Read more on reporting missed collections

Preparing for asbestos collection

If you have to dismantle the structure containing asbestos cement, take the following precautions:

  • clear the area surrounding the structure before starting work
  • pre-wet (with water) the asbestos cement you are dealing with
  • wear gloves and a disposable face mask suitable for working with asbestos
  • remove the asbestos cement with as little breakage as possible – do not break it up unnecessarily
  • if you need tools, use hand tools not power tools. This will reduce the amount of dust
  • wrap and seal large pieces in heavy duty plastic sheeting, plastic sheeting can be purchased at most DIY or hardware stores
  • damp down any debris and place it in double plastic bags, together with smaller pieces of asbestos and your used face masks and gloves

We will collect the asbestos cement as long as:

  • it is wrapped and sealed in heavy duty plastic sheeting
  • it is stacked in quantities that two people can handle easily
  • any asbestos cement debris is sealed in double plastic sacks
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