Asbestos disposal for residents

Asbestos is a hazardous material, the safest way to remove it is to engage a licensed asbestos removal specialist.

If this is not possible and residents need to dispose of asbestos, residents can drop off asbestos free of charge at Tamala Park each Sunday, with conditions listed below:

  • The asbestos must be wrapped in heavy duty (200 micron) builders plastic and sealed with strong duct tape. Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) sell the plastic and tape if required, its also available from most hardware stores
  • Asbestos must be delivered completely wrapped, securely sealed, and clearly labelled ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’
  • MRC staff are unable to unload the asbestos. Ensure you have someone with you to help off-load the asbestos
  • Residents must complete the Residential Asbestos Drop-off Declaration which can be found on the MRC website, or provided by the MRC weighbridge attendant on arrival.

Quantity limits for free drop off

  • 165kg (approximately 3-4 fencing sheets) can be dropped off for free. This is in line with commercial guidelines for safe disposal without a licence
  • Residents may make multiple visits up to a maximum of five with each load only holding the limit of 165kgs, after which MRC will charge for asbestos disposal
  • For asbestos loads over 165kg, the additional kg will be charged at the standard rate (approximately $250.00p/tonne) along with the minimum entry fee (check the current accepted fees and charges).

 

Asbestos

Left undisturbed in buildings, asbestos cement products pose little risk to health, so there is no need to remove or coat asbestos cement materials that are in good condition. All asbestos cement products can be removed safely without causing a risk to the public or workers, provided safe work procedures are followed.

Persons removing asbestos cement products must comply with the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992, the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004. Businesses contracted to remove greater than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos need to hold an Asbestos Removal Licence.

For further information, please refer to the Asbestos Guide for Householders and the Public.

Paint and hazardous waste disposal

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) can be dropped off in domestic quantities at the permanent drop off facilities, free of charge, seven days a week. The facilities are at Tamala Park Recycling and Balcatta Recycling Centre. View the full list of what you can drop off

Asbestos can be dropped off at Tamala Park Tip – fees apply. This facility also operates a free drop-off day every Sunday for domestic quantities of asbestos – conditions apply. Call Tamala Park directly on 9306 6303 to discuss asbestos disposal or refer to the web page for free asbestos drop-off on their website.

 

 

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