Hull City Council is investigating after a number of instances of fly-tipping involving bags of cement-bonded asbestos sheets.
The asbestos wastes have been found in tenfoots on Danube Road, Mayland Avenue and Worcester Road, Hull. Asbestos is a dangerous material and must be disposed of correctly. The fly- tipping of hazardous waste is extremely irresponsible and can pose a risk to health.
Asbestos may be harmful if broken up and the fibres disturbed, so residents are advised to stay away from the immediate area until it is removed. Hull City Council is in the process of removing it.
Council environmental enforcement officers are urging anyone with information about the asbestos found fly-tipped to come forward, and is asking residents in these areas to check CCTV to determine whether it shows any vehicle or persons responsible for this activity.
Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for Streetscene, said: “We would like the public to think whether they remember seeing a vehicle in the area deposit the asbestos found fly- tipped and to contact us. We are also asking residents who have CCTV to review their footage to see whether this can provide information to help us identify and locate the persons responsible.
“Likewise, if you have had amounts of cement-bonded asbestos shown in these bags removed recently, or if you paid someone to dispose of this asbestos for you, please contact us.”
Hull City Council encourages everyone in the meantime to remain vigilant of individuals and vehicles in tenfoots and similar locations and note and report any suspicious activity or fly-tipping incidentsby calling 01482 300300 or visit www.hull.gov.uk
If you are a householder and you need to remove and dispose of cement-bonded asbestos from your home, you can dispose of it at our Household Waste Recycling Centres in Hull. For further information on how you can do this and the steps that must be taken when bring this to the site specified please visit http://www.hull.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/recycling/household-waste-recycling-centres
However, if you choose to use a contractor to remove asbestos waste, you must ensure you obtain advice on the steps you are required to take due to the hazardous nature of the material and before giving any form of wastes to anyone and paying them, to check them out to ensure they are a registered waste carrier. To check persons out please contact the Environmental Agency’s by calling 03708 506 506 or visiting https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register
You must also ask to see the contractor’s asbestos licence (this allows them to handle asbestos and to dispose of it on your behalf) and you should check any asbestos licence provided online by visiting https://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/asbestos.licensing – failure to do so may result in an unlimited fine, paying clean-up costs and being named and shamed in the local press.