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Household Recycling Centres - Mattress and Asbestos Booking Information


Household Recycling Centre Booking System

To dispose of asbestos or mattresses at any of the Council Household Recycling Centers (HRCs) you will now be required to make a booking in advance.

We are doing this to ensure the ongoing safety for staff and residents, to ensure more efficiency in skip capacity across all sites and to reduce the abuse of our facilities by non Flintshire residents and traders.

The key requirements are:

Mattresses

  • Online booking to be completed 48 hours before required tipping date
  • A restriction is in place for the amount of waste coming in. Only one mattress will be accepted on one booking
  • Only two bookings per year is permitted
  • Disposal will be allowed at any one of the HRCs to ensure container availability
  • If being brought in a van/trailer then the driver must have a valid permit to book
  • Bookings can be made for any day of the week
  • A booking reference will be required be presented to site staff to allow entry to site

Click to make a booking


Asbestos

  • Online booking to be completed 48 hours before required tipping date
  • A restriction on the size of waste coming in. Asbestos will only be accepted if the waste fits in to the red bag provided. Bags can be collected in advance from a Connects Centre.
  • A restriction is in place for the amount of waste coming in. Only five red bags full will be accepted in one booking
  • Only one booking per year is permitted
  • Asbestos skips at both Greenfield and Buckley HRC can be used
  • If being brought in a van/trailer then the driver must have a valid permit to book.
  • FCC website provides information on the correct way to dispose of asbestos a booking is not permitted
  • Disposal is restricted to weekday only
  • A booking reference will be required be presented to site staff to allow entry to site

Click to make a booking

Flintshire County Council strongly advise residents to use a specialised contractor to safely remove and collect Asbestos for disposal if discovered on their premises

Limited quantities can be accepted at Buckley or Greenfield Household Recycling Centres if contained and sealed in a heavy duty red asbestos bag and an outer clear bag. The asbestos sacks are supplied from Flintshire Connects. You will need your reference number from Connects to allow the booking e-form to be submitted.

Please note - only one booking is available in 12 months, which is recorded when bookings are made.

Asbestos will NOT BE ACCEPTED if contained in any other wrappings, or if more than the stated quantity is brought to site. Asbestos cannot be bagged at the HRC. 

WARNING:

Asbestos must never be broken up, cut, sanded or drilled, as this releases highly irritant airborne fibres which are hazardous if inhaled.

Standard dust masks will not protect you from Asbestos fibres.

For further information about the risks associated with Asbestos, please take the time to visit https://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/faq.htm

 * Disclaimer *

The issue of heavy duty bags to contain Asbestos does not infer or condone the breaking up of larger sheets to fit into the bags, which are available for small quantities.

Handling, transporting and unloading of Asbestos is at the individuals own risk.