Asbestos fibres are hazardous when inhaled. They can be released into the air when asbestos products are incorrectly handled, stored or transported for disposal.
Before renovating or doing maintenance work on your home, you need to confirm if it possibly contains asbestos. If your home was built or renovated before 1987, it is likely that it will. If so, you need to know how to remove and dispose of the asbestos safely.
If more than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos needs to be removed, you must engage a bonded asbestos removalist who is licensed by SafeWork NSW. If you are removing asbestos, advise your neighbours of the time and date of removal, and the name of the licensed removalist.
Asbestos is classified as a hazardous material. There are strict guidelines about how it should be packaged, labelled, transported and where it can be disposed. The Albury Waste Management Centre (AWMC) can lawfully receive asbestos waste in the designated area.
- Ensure asbestos waste has been wetted, wrapped in 200um thick plastic, and sealed with tape before it is transported to a landfill site that may lawfully receive the waste.
We only accept asbestos from residents if it is bonded asbestos and weighs less than 100 kg. Higher quantities of asbestos must be referred to an asbestos removalist. It is the responsibility of the resident to ensure the material is correctly presented to us.
Disposal times for asbestos
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
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To minimise the risk of asbestos exposure, WorkCover recommends that householders engage a licensed asbestos removalist contractor if asbestos must be disturbed or removed. Do-it-yourself asbestos removal is not recommended.
The following guide provides useful information to enable householders to safely manage the risks arising from asbestos materials in and around their homes.