Dealing with Asbestos
Asbestos disposal is not accepted within the Snowy Valleys Council area
Asbestos is a dangerous and risky material to handle. Home owners trying to save money on demolition costs can risk serious or potentially terminal diseases getting involved with this material. It’s a job for the experts, not the home handyman.
Today, there are strict OH & S issues applicable when asbestos is handled, demolished or moved. Even small jobs require the involvement of properly SafeWork accredited tradespersons as the inappropriate handling of asbestos has potential health implications. If you are considering demolishing or handling the material you must understand the law and the risks associated with the material. Asbestos related diseases kill a number of Australian residents each year.
- It is illegal to dispose of asbestos waste in domestic garbage bins
- It is also illegal to re-use, recycle or illegally dump asbestos products
Asbestos is classified as a hazardous material. There are strict guidelines about how it should be packaged and transported, and where it can be disposed. All asbestos must be specially wrapped, labelled and disposed of, as soon as possible, at a facility that can lawfully receive asbestos waste.
safely disposing of asbestos waste in your home
For a list of Landfills that accept asbestos please visit the EPA website (and click the drop down menu for Central West)
Asbestos Quick Link Resources
Asbestos - A guide for householders and the general public
Asbestos and Health Risks