Capital Environmental Services
How We Got Here
The Asbestos Laboratory has been in existence since the 1970's as a laboratory within the National Health Institute, in the early 1980's we became part of the DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research) chemistry division.
In the late 1980's sections of the DSIR were broken up to form Crown Research Institutes, and the laboratory became the Hazardous Dust and Asbestos Laboratory under the auspices of the newly formed Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR).
In 1996 ESR underwent some significant reorganisation and it was decided that the Hazardous Dust and Asbestos Laboratory was a testing laboratory, and did not fit in with the core research business of ESR. In December of that year the laboratory was privatised and became Capital Environmental Services Ltd.
In 2005 following the retirement of part of the directorship, the company became known as Capital Environmental Services 2005 Ltd. We remain located on the Callaghan Innovation Science Campus in Gracefield, Lower Hutt.