Asbestos Print Email Asbestos was used as a general purpose building material in times gone by. We now know it to be potentially very hazardous to your health. These days it is no longer used and upon failure or renovation etc, it is removed and replaced with a safer and modern material. To remove asbestos safely requires care and skill. All J&E maintenance staff are trained to carry out non-licensed work, and, as a licensed carrier, we are able to dispose of asbestos waste legally.