Isle of Wight Council

Hazardous Waste and Emergencies


Graphic Hazardous Substance Sign for Asbestos

Service Update:

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If you have a waste query please contact us by using the online ‘'Send a message to service’ form.


Asbestos is a hazardous substance which can cause serious health implications. It needs handling with care and to be disposed of safely.

The Isle of Wight Council does not collect asbestos from households.

Asbestos can only be disposed of at the Lynnbottom Recycling Centre.

Limited amounts of cement bonded asbestos can be disposed of at the Lynnbottom Recycling Centre.  Examples of cement bonded asbestos are the standard and corrugated sheets of asbestos used to build garages, sheds etc.


You will need a permit to dispose of domestic asbestos at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre.

Permits are restricted to 60kg free of charge per household in a 6 month period. 60kg is approximately 4 standard corrugated sheets.

If you are a householder and you wish to dispose more than 60kg of asbestos there will be a charge.  View the charges on our Commercial Waste and Recycling Centre (Lynnbottom) web pages.

Apply for a permit

Complete and submit the online asbestos disposal permit form .

The completed and submitted online form generates a unique reference number. This unique reference number is allocated to the householder.

You will need your unique reference number when disposing the asbestos at the Lynnbottom Recycling Centre. 

You can provide the weighbridge operator with the unique reference number by:

  • Showing them a printed copy.
  • Telling them the number.
  • Show them on your smart phone screen.


Payments at Lynbottom Recycling Centre

If you need to pay a charge for disposing asbestos the following payment methods are accepted:

  • Credit or debit card payments.

  • Cheques are accepted. Cheques need to be made payable to ‘Amey LG Ltd’. A cheque guarantee card (i.e. a debit or credit card) will need to be shown at the time of payment.

Cash payments are not accepted at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre.


Safe Disposal

  • All asbestos must be double-bagged or wrapped in heavy duty plastic.
  • These bags must be securely cable-tied or taped shut before arrival at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre. 
  • All asbestos must be in unbroken sheets and be domestic in origin. 

Staff on site will direct you to the correct container in which deposit your domestic asbestos.


Further Information

We are not able to accept asbestos at Afton Marsh HWRC due to Environment Agency permit restrictions.

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