10. Asbestos waste

Waste ACMs are defined as hazardous waste and they must not be disposed of in normal waste streams. The Safety Office has provided an asbestos waste skip in the Science Area for the disposal of small amounts of asbestos waste from departments. Items must be dampened, double‑wrapped in heavy (minimum 400 gauge) polythene, and sealed with tape. Care should be taken to maintain the integrity of the wrapping, to avoid contaminating the skip. If items are too large for the skip, contact the University Safety Office to make alternative disposal arrangements.

Unwanted equipment containing asbestos must be disposed of as described above. It must not be sold or given away as this would constitute supply of asbestos-containing products in breach of the CAR. Before disposal it should be double wrapped and disposed of intact: no attempt must be made to dismantle it.