Asbestos is a hazardous material which can cause serious diseases. Any building built before 2000 can contain asbestos. Get the basics on asbestos.
What it looks like
See the HSE image gallery to see some forms of asbestos.
Household asbestos removal
The Corporation of London organises a collection service for hazardous waste from household sources on behalf of the council.
They can collect wrapped asbestos and packaged chemicals from households. Residents are entitled to one free collection of asbestos per year and three collections of chemicals per year.
Visit the City of London website or call 020 7332 3433 for specialist advice.
Commercial or business asbestos removal
Visit the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association.