The storage, disposal and transport of asbestos waste at non-worksites is regulated by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and local councils where they are the appropriate regulatory authority (ARA) under the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2005 as follows:
- Waste must be stored on the premises in an environmentally safe manner.
- Bonded asbestos material must be securely packaged at all times.
- Friable asbestos material must be kept in a sealed container.
- Asbestos-contaminated soils must be wetted down.
- All asbestos waste must be transported in a covered, leak-proof vehicle.
- Asbestos waste must be disposed of at a landfill site that can lawfully receive this waste.
- 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.
- Bonded asbestos material means any material (other than friable asbestos material) that contains asbestos.
- Friable asbestos material means any material that contains asbestos and is in the form of a powder or can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder by hand pressure when dry.
TSC Fact Sheet
Council has developed a brochure that summarizes what you can or cant do with asbestos and how to manage it (click on this link)
External Fact Sheet
The Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) has developed a fact sheet which details:
- where asbestos may be found in a typical home
- who to contact
- safe management, removal and disposal of asbestos
If you require further information please click on the following links:
*this information is not an exhaustive list please refer to the above links.