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Asbestos is a toxic material that was once used to make insulation and fireproofing material in construction, it is classed as hazardous waste.

Household asbestos can be dropped off by appointment only to our Hornsey Street Reuse and Recycling Centre wrapped up in heavy duty plastic wrapping (household rubble sacks that can be bought from supermarkets). We do not accept unwrapped asbestos. Call 020 8884 5645 to make an appointment. Site staff will need to know how much asbestos you need to dispose of and check that there is enough space in the asbestos container.

You can also arrange for a free collection by the City of London Hazardous Waste Service (opens in a new window).

For hints and tips on safe removal of asbestos visit (opens in a new window)