Asbestos

Removing Asbestos

Products that contain asbestos pose a risk when they are broken or weathered. Before starting any renovations, we recommend that you seek accurate information on asbestos through the Asbestos awareness website

Disposal of material containing asbestos

Asbestos material must be;

  • Separated from other material for disposal where that is reasonably practicable.
  • Double wrapped in heavy-duty plastic (0.2mm thick), securely taped using 'Gaffer tape'.
  • Labelled or marked with the words “CAUTION ASBESTOS” in letters no less than 50 millimeters high.

All asbestos material must be disposed at a disposal site licensed by Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, to accept asbestos waste.

Metropolitan Disposal facilities that accept asbestos material

Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility

Henderson Waste Recovery Park

Miller Road Landfill

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Tamala Park, Mindarie Regional Council

Wastestream Management, Kwinana

Contacts for further information

For information on Disposal Sites licensed to accept asbestos controlled waste, contact - Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

For information on safe handling of asbestos products, and asbestos in the home – Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Health Services or Department of Health (WA)

For information about asbestos in the workplace, contact: Worksafe (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety)

For information about asbestos-caused diseases, contact: Asbestos Disease Society of Australia

For further information, please contact Health Services on 9526 1111 or by email info@sjshire.wa.gov.a