Asbestos disposal service launched
Waste management services provider, Biffa, has launched its new asbestos disposal service, Biffa Asbestos.
According to Biffa, the service will benefit from a national disposal network that includes 12 dedicated regional centres throughout the UK, supported by a team of more than 85 specially trained drivers and a fleet of 200 exchange vehicles.
Paul Casey, regional general manager for Biffa’s Industrial and Commercial division said: “Asbestos disposal requires specialist expertise and we are pleased that we can now offer this fully compliant service and licensed network of disposal points to customers seeking to remove it from their premises safely.”
“Our dedicated teams are fully trained with access to hundreds of regionally located containers, making us an ideal partner to businesses that require an asbestos disposal service.
“Through our online portal, customers can order, track and manage the disposal of asbestos with ease, ensuring the process is as straightforward as possible.”
Asbestos remains a common problem across UK residential and commercial properties, with an estimated 50 per cent believed to still harbour the substance, says Biffa. They add that, in 2013, there were more than 3,000 asbestos related deaths in the UK and more than 2,000 diagnoses of asbestos-related diseases. Employers who do not adequately dispose of any asbestos in their buildings and fail to protect their employees are liable for asbestos claim pay-outs running into the thousands, says the firm.
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