Waste containing asbestos
Waste containing asbestos must be disposed of on special surfaces (cassettes) within landfillsAsbestos was once used as an additive in the production of many construction elements, especially roof coverings. Asbestos fibres and dust, when released into the air, can have an adverse effect on the environment, human and animal health as they are deposited on the ground, in water and in the respiratory tract.
Take-over of waste containing asbestos
The owner can deliver construction waste containing asbestos generated by maintenance and minor repairs of construction works to the nearest recycling yard free of charge, provided that its amount does not exceed 200 kg in a period of six consecutive months.
A list of recycling yards, including their address, is available on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.
If you have more than 200 kg of waste containing asbestos, you can hand it over (subject to payment) to the legal entity that performs waste management activities and is authorised to take over waste containing asbestos.
When performing construction works, and works on reconstruction, maintenance or removal of a building, the contractor and the natural person whose activities generated construction waste are obliged to prepare the separated waste containing asbestos for transport from the location where the waste was generated, in such a way as to prevent the escape of asbestos fibres and spilling of asbestos waste by using a closed container, robust big bags for construction waste (closed construction waste big bags or other suitable bin bag), by wrapping such waste in suitable foil, or in some other appropriate manner.
When concluding a contract for construction works in which construction waste containing asbestos is generated, it is would be recommendable to contractually oblige the contractor (of works on reconstruction, maintenance or removal of a building) to dispose of this type of waste.
A list of legal entities performing waste management activities is available on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.