Disposal of Material Containing Asbestos

Asbestos can be legally and safely disposed of in the designated area within the Stanley Road Waste Management Facility.

Please refer to fees and changes for disposal costs.

Disposal procedures for all asbestos material and material suspected of containing asbestos

  1. Separate asbestos-containing material from other material for disposal
  2. Wrap asbestos-containing products in heavy duty plastic so fibres are not released when being transported or handled.  Double-wrap to ensure it is properly sealed.
  3. Label the package with the words “CAUTION ASBESTOS” in letters at least 50mm high.
  4. Inform the gate attendant of the presence of asbestos and follow instructions of where to unload it.

Loads not complying with the above procedures will be rejected at the discretion of the operator.

Duty to alert others

If you take asbestos-containing material to a disposal site you MUST inform the person who operates the facility that the material is, or contains, asbestos.

Penalties for non-compliance

Penalties exist if an offence, such as illegal disposal of waste, is committed under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 or the Litter Act 1979.

Contacts

For information on safe handling of asbestos products and asbestos in the home, contact:

your local Environmental Health Officer

Department of Health, Environmental Health Unit

For information about asbestos in the workplace, approved asbestos removalists or appropriate handling of asbestos including safety wear, contact:

WorkSafe (WA Department of Commerce) – Phone: 1300 307 877