There are strict conditions associated with the disposal of asbestos. It should NOT be placed in any kerbside bin or mixed with other wastes. Disposing of asbestos in this manner is illegal.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, know for its incredibly strong, fire resistant fibres. Because of these attributes, it was commonly uses as a building material up until 1985.
Incorrect handling and disposal of asbestos waste presents a large health risk to the community and the environment.
Requirements for the storage, transport and disposal of asbestos wastes are set out in the Protection of the Environment Operations Regulation. The legislation requires that arrangements be made with a landfill operator to accept the asbestos prior to its disposal and sets out how the waste should be handled and covered.
Specific conditions and procedures exist at Summerhill Waste Management Centre for the handling and disposal of asbestos waste, including 24 hours advance notification of delivery and presentation before 10am Monday to Friday. These conditions and procedures will ensure operations at the Centre comply with requirements of this Regulation as well as the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Please contact the Summerhill Waste Management Centre on 02 4985 6600 for information and bookings.