Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about recycling centres

Due to the risk involved in handling asbestos we recommend that you use a licensed asbestos removal service, although you can take small amounts of bonded asbestos to Chelson Meadow. Please don't take it to any other recycling centre in Plymouth or put it out with your rubbish.

Contact us via 01752 668000 at least 24 hours in advance before taking asbestos to Chelson Meadow yourself. The asbestos team’s office hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4pm, and Friday 8.30am to 3.50pm Do not break, drill, scrub or saw the asbestos and double-wrap it in strong bags or plastic sheeting and seal using gaffer or duct tape before transporting.

Bonded Asbestos, stone and soil are not classified as household waste and although small quantities of these waste streams will be accepted free of charge (you will only be allowed in once), larger quantities of stone and soil in excess of 2 tonnes and bonded Asbestos of 3 x 25kg bags (or equivalent) will be charged. 

When you arrive at Chelson Meadow please inform staff that you have asbestos so you can be directed to the hazardous waste area and complete a form so we know where the asbestos came from.