When you are renovating your home, it is common to come across different types of waste during the demolition portion of the project. Although many of the building materials that you remove from your home are safe, some can be categorised as hazardous. If you are removing vinyl floor tiles from your home that contain asbestos, you need to dispose of them in specialised skip bins and follow specific disposal steps. This is the only way to ensure that the small fibres of asbestos are not released into the air. Before you begin removing asbestos floor tiles from your home, it is important that you know the most effective disposal method.   


The first thing that you need to do when you are going to be disposing of asbestos floor tiles is to hire skip bins that are designed for this type of waste. You can't dispose of waste of this type in just an ordinary skip bin. You need to make sure that you have access to skip bins that are designed for asbestos disposal. You need to make sure that you have enough skip bins on hand for the total amount of floor tiles that you are removing from your home.


It is always recommended that when you are working to remove asbestos materials that you use water. This means that you will need to fill an empty spray bottle with water to spray down each asbestos floor tile before you begin the removal process. Wetting the tile will decrease the likelihood that fibre particles of asbestos are released into the air. Make sure that you are saturating each tile completely just before you begin removing it. Do not give the tiles time to dry before you begin the removal process.


When you are ready to begin removing the asbestos tiles, you can start at the edge of the tile. Using a putty knife to pry the edge of the tile loose and popping the entire tile out of place is the best removal method. Once you have the asbestos tile detached from the floor, you can prep it for being disposed of in a skip bin. The safest disposal method for asbestos tiles involves wrapping them before you begin stacking them in a skip bin. This means that you can wrap them using a polyethene bag and then secure the wrapping in place with tape that is durable.