How Much Does It Cost to Dispose of Asbestos?

Asbestos disposal is a major concern for homeowners, businesses and property developers. It has a hazardous nature and the strict regulations for its removal and disposal. Asbestos is mainly used in buildings for insulation, flooring and roofing.

After usage, the disposal of asbestos is very crucial so that serious health issues such as lung cancer and mesothelioma can be prevented. The process of disposal starts with asbestos survey, followed by removal and finally, transportation and disposal.

The usage and disposal of asbestos must comply with the health and safety guidelines for safety and legal compliance.

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Average Cost to Dispose of Asbestos

Here is the breakdown of the average cost for the disposal of asbestos:

1. Asbestos Survey

Before you or a professional start with the removal process, an asbestos survey is needed to identify the presence and extent of the presence of asbestos containing materials (ACMs). This cost majorly depends on the size of the property or area designated for the survey. The type of survey also influences the cost. Some of the types are:

  • Management Survey – Ranges from £200 to £400.
  • Demolition Survey- This can cost you from £300 to £800.

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2. Removal Cost

Removal costs depend on the type, location, and quantity of asbestos. Depending upon the type:

  • If the infested area is small, like a single garage roof, then it will cost you around £400 to £1000.
  • If the infected area is large, such as your complete home, then depending upon the size, it can range from £1000 to £2500 or even more in some cases.

3. Transportation and Disposal Cost

After removing it from your house, the next step is to transport it to a licensed disposal facility. Depending upon the volume of waste and distance from the facility, the cost of transportation is determined.

  • For smaller quantities and less travel, it can cost you around £200 to £350.
  • For larger quantities and far away homes from the facility you can expect the expense of at least £500 or more.

4. Miscellaneous

Some of the miscellaneous or additional costs, depending on the situation, are:

  • If you opt for air testing after the removal of asbestos fibres to ensure the air is healthy and safe. It can cost you between £250 and £500.
  • Replacing any material which asbestos infected, such as insulation and tiles, can be an additional cost, which will vary depending on the material and work required.

5. Overall Average Cost

If you select a complete job starting from survey to disposal and transportation, the property owners can expect expenditure of £1000 to £2000 if the job and area are limited; however, if the project is larger, then it can go from £2500 to £6000 or more. The cost is directly influenced by the area and intensity of work required.

Importance of Safe Asbestos Disposal Practices

After using asbestos, here is why you should dispose of it with proper methods and safety.

1. Health Risk

The most important reason why you should properly dispose of asbestos is asbestos fibres can be inhaled deep into the lungs, causing inflammation, scarring and, in some cases, cancer. Residents, workers and neighbours can fall prey to diseases such as Asbestosis, Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma if asbestos is not removed on time. Given such risk, it is essential to remove and safely dispose of asbestos properly.

2. Environment Concern

If the asbestos material is not properly disposed of, it can lead to contamination of the environment. When the asbestos material is improperly handled, the fibres can become airborne and can contaminate air, soil and water. Improper disposal can not only affect our health but also affect the eco systems and wildlife.

3. Legal Compliance

In the UK, the disposal of asbestos is regulated by law and guidelines set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These rules and regulations ensure that asbestos is not used, and old asbestos materials are handled safely and disposed of in a proper manner that minimises the damage that is caused by asbestos fibres. Failure to comply with these rules can result in legal fines, sanctions and other punishments.

4. Community Safety

Safe disposal practices are essential to protect not just the workers handling asbestos but the neighbours as well. Proper precautions should be taken during removal and transportation to prevent the spread of super fine asbestos fibres into the air. Certified disposal sites should ensure that asbestos is not removed from one location but is securely contained in the facility.


Asbestos disposal costs are not just a financial consideration but also a significant health and safety investment. The removal price varies and depends on various factors such as condition, labour required, material needed, etc. When it comes to safety, price should not be considered.

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