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Grantham Clean and Green: Dangerous asbestos being dumped by fly-tippers

Grantham Clean and Green.
Grantham Clean and Green.

South Kesteven District Council is reminding residents and businesses to dispose of potentially harmful asbestos correctly.

Small amounts of asbestos are being increasingly found among fly-tipping in the district that potentially pose dangers to anyone who comes into contact with it.

The council continues to clamp down on those who flout the rules and dump rubbish and is appealing to residents who report it to take caution if they discover building materials among any of the discarded items.

SKDC, who in conjunction with the Journal is running a Grantham Clean and Green campaign, is also appealing to those who may dismantle structures, such as sheds at home, to always check carefully if they contain asbestos and if so, to arrange safe disposal.

For more information on how to dismantle items correctly, visit the health and safety executive’s website at www.hse.gov.uk

The council’s portfolio holder for healthy environment Coun John Smith said: “We know the majority of residents and businesses are exceptionally careful and aware of the dangers of asbestos.

“Make sure you consult a licensed firm when arranging disposal of rubbish and asbestos at home, and check the HSE website for licensed companies.”

To report fly-tipping call SKDC on 01476 406080 or email ehs@southkesteven.gov.uk

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