We have been advised by Council Safety Officers that it was not asbestos; that it was rockwool & it has been dealt with.
You can’t tell if material is asbestos by looking.
We have advised the neighbour who is worried because she “recently returned home after several days absence to find several blocks of fibrous material, around 10cm thick, piled up outside our block of flats in an area where children play and separated only from a wrought-iron gate from the public street.
This material is totally exposed to the elements….It has a slight greenish cast.
Answer: It may have asbestos in it.
- get in touch with the Council’s Environmental Health Department.
- & the Health and Safety Executive: London number 02075562100( we have no idea how hard they are to get hold of these days) as soon as possible.
- Find out more at the HSEs: Asbestos Essentials.