How to dispose of asbestos safely
If you are thinking about renovating, it’s important to be aware of any asbestos in your home. It’s also important to research the laws regarding how asbestos is to be safely managed and/or removed in your State.
So you’ve done your research and have found that for your particular DIY project you comply with all laws to remove the asbestos yourself. You also know the safety requirements to ensure the safety of yourselves and others regarding the removal of asbestos. However, how do you now safely and legally dispose of this hazardous material?
It is illegal to dispose of asbestos waste in domestic garbage bins. It is also illegal to transport more than 250kg of asbestos waste unless you are licensed to do so. In addition, some Councils, including the Brisbane City Council, no longer accept any asbestos waste from the general public. Only asbestos waste from licensed asbestos removal contractors will be accepted at these facilities. This is to prevent residents from putting themselves and others at risk by handling fibres that contain asbestos.
Our Caylamax skip bin fleet has been registered and licensed with the Environmental Protection Agency and can safely transport your asbestos to an approved waste facility. The asbestos industry is closely monitored and the EPA track the movement of all asbestos disposed.
We provide 3m3 and 4m3 skip bins for DIY asbestos removal projects, and all bins are supplied with heavy duty plastic to comply with laws requiring that asbestos bins are double-lined with this plastic.
If you have other waste that needs to be disposed of, it can also be placed in an asbestos bin, however all waste must be disposed of as asbestos waste due to cross-contamination.
Asbestos is a hazardous material that can have serious health effects to both yourself and others if the fibres become airborne. Contact us today for the safe end legal removal of your asbestos waste.