Asbestos is a natural material made up of tiny fibres. These fibres are usually safely fixed in another material like cement or insulation board, but they can be released into the air by cutting, breaking, drilling or sanding.

Reporting asbestos

If you suspect that there is asbestos on your property or within another building, you can report it and have it tested before removal.

If the asbestos is on Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing land we pass your report to them.

If found or dumped on your property
  • The property owner must have it removed
  • If privately rented your landlord is the owner
  • If the asbestos ends up on the roadside the owner could be prosecuted
  • To confirm it is asbestos, you can have the materials tested by an accredited asbestos laboratory.

Report asbestos if it hasn't been removed

You can contact Environmental Protection if the owner hasn't had it removed.

Email us

After you've applied

Your report is passed to the correct teams within the council to arrange disposal.

If your landlord won't take action to remove the asbestos, you can email housing.solutions@kirklees.gov.uk

If found or dumped on other private property

Discuss it with the householder if possible. If the asbestos isn't broken up, the owner may already be in the process of correctly disposing of it.

The owner is responsible for having it removed.

If privately rented the landlord is the owner.

Report flytipping

Fill in our simple online form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

Report online

After you've applied

Your report is passed to the correct teams within the council to arrange disposal.

If found elsewhere

Do not approach the asbestos. It is dangerous if broken up.

Report flytipping

Fill in our simple online form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

Report online

After you've applied

Your report is passed to the correct teams within the council to arrange disposal.

If the asbestos is under the road, in pipes, ducting or in a derelict building , you can email asbestos@kirklees.gov.uk

Removing asbestos

If you need to remove asbestos there is guidance on how to safely have it removed. Do not break the asbestos up as it is harmless not broken up.