The Environment Agency has granted Biffa permission to extend its national asbestos disposal network from four to 10 dedicated waste transfer stations, with further plans to extend the number to 12 by this summer.
Biffa’s sites in Eastleigh, Hull, West Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Edinburgh will also now be able to offer support in the form of haulage and disposal of asbestos to local businesses.
Those that regularly deal with the removal of the hazardous material in the areas covered will have access to the fully compliant service offer, including specialist exchange vehicles and depot based, ADR-licensed drivers.
All waste collected will be double-bagged with the correct signage and stored in locked skip containers at the transfer stations, in line with the latest HSE and Environment Agency hazardous waste legislation.
George Pearce, I&C Commercial Development Manager at Biffa, says: “We are very excited to be able to provide even more regions with our safe and simple asbestos offers, providing even more options for companies who regularly deal with the hazardous material.”
“Biffa aims to deliver a national infrastructure to businesses in these new areas, allowing for an expert-led opportunity to compliantly tackle asbestos waste which they collect, which they previously may have not have access to.”
“All materials will be stored safely at our transfer sites in compliant and locked container, which will then be disposed of correctly at licensed disposal sites.’
Anyone interested in finding out more information on asbestos can do so via the the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance