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Gilpin Environmental has benefited from using Hazibags to remove asbestos waste from the lighthouse on Lundy Island. 

The largest island in the Bristol Channel, 12 miles off the coast of Devon, Lundy is considered one of England’s top ten natural wonders.  Hazardous waste removal specialists Gilpin Environmental Ltd were contracted by Trinity House as the General Lighthouse Authority to remove asbestos insulating board (AIB) from Lundy South Lighthouse.  The work was part of a refurbishment programme following damage to one of the lighthouse’s interconnected buildings including the roof and insulation. 

IMG 3485 LRAll equipment and consumables required for the project had to be transported to and from the island by helicopter so Gilpin Environmental used 200 litre Hazibags in which to safely and securely contain the AIB packaged waste.  On completion of the project, the full Hazibags were airlifted off the island for disposal on the mainland. 

Rob Burley, Operations Manager, Gilpin Environmental Ltd says: “the use of Hazibag on Lundy Island provided us with a viable solution for the safe and secure transportation of controlled waste on a project that presented numerous challenges due to the strict limitations the location offered”.

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