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Will you be demolishing or rebuilding something soon? If you are working on a pre-1994 house or barn, it may contain asbestos. Asbestos used to be widely used in building materials, for example in roof sheathing, facade panels, corrugated sheets, caulk, pipes, ceiling tiles, chimneys, window sills and floor linings. Since 1993, the use of asbestos has been banned due to dangerous health risks. As asbestos ages, it can release dangerous fibres that can cause cancer if you inhale them. Therefore, asbestos must be removed safely and responsibly.

Identifying and safely removing asbestos

It is important to know how to recognise asbestos and remove it safely. If you want to do this yourself, there are rules you must follow. You can take the asbestos to one of our environmental centres. But before you do, you need to submit a demolition notification to your municipality. Sometimes you may also need a permit. You can find more information about this on your municipality's website.

On the website of Omgevingsdient Zuid-Holland Zuid, you will discover how to recognise asbestos.

Roadmap to remove asbestos

Please refer to the "Asbestos removal at home" roadmap at the website of Omgevingsdienst Zuid-Holland Zuid.

Delivering asbestos to the waste disposal site

Before bringing asbestos to the waste disposal site, you must fill in a form notifying that you are going to bring asbestos. You can download this form. Give this form together with the demolition notification or permit to the manager of the waste disposal site. You must wrap the asbestos in special foil and tape it up tightly. You can get this foil and tape for free at our waste disposal site.

> Download the asbestos notification form