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Removal of asbestos waste

Waste containing asbestos, also known as asbestos waste, includes hazardous waste containing firmly or loosely bound asbestos and waste contaminated by asbestos fibres. All these types of waste are classified as hazardous waste, because asbestos fibres are likely to break up, creating small needle-shaped fibres, which can enter the lungs and cause various illnesses upon inhalation. All asbestos waste is considered hazardous waste that requires special handling and suitable protective equipment due to its characteristics.

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Proper handling and disposal of asbestos waste

The hazards posed by asbestos and the release of asbestos into the environment can be prevented through proper handling by disposal entities and by informing every individual of its hazards. Asbestos should be removed from facilities in a manner that prevents or reduces the emission of asbestos fibres into the environment as much as possible.

Applies for SKD:

  • Demolition F43.110
  • Roofing activities F43.910
  • Other specialised construction activities n.e.c. F43.990


  • An asbestos disposal entity may dispose of asbestos waste from plants if it holds an environmental permit subject to the following conditions:

    • it is a company or sole trader authorised to perform construction or plant maintenance activities;
    • it has available personal protective equipment (PPE) for exposed workers in accordance with health and safety at work regulations governing the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to asbestos at work;
    • it has available installations and equipment for preventing the emission of asbestos into the environment;
    • it ensures disposal methods by which the concentration of airborne asbestos fibres at the disposal site does not exceed the threshold values determined in regulations governing the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to asbestos at work;
    • it ensures that the concentration of airborne asbestos fibres being released into the surroundings through filters does not exceed the threshold values referred to in Article 20 of this Decree when disposing of loosely bound asbestos;
    • it has available waste management equipment in accordance with regulations on asbestos waste management.

    Register of entities authorised to dispose of asbestos waste

    After a contractor has obtained an environmental permit, it shall be entered ex officio in the REGISTER OF ENTITIES holding an environmental permit for the disposal of asbestos waste as referred to in Article 6 of the aforementioned Decree.


Cross-border/temporary provisions of activity

Performance of the activity in Slovenia is not possible on Cross-border/temporary basis.