Residents living in New South Wales Australia are permitted to remove up to 10 square metres of bonded asbestos when taking the proper safety precautions. When removing more than 10 square metres of asbestos from a residential commercial or industrial site, it is essential to hire a qualified asbestos removal Sydney specialist or to obtain a safe work New South Wales bonded asbestos removal licence that requires holders to attend a training course at their local tastes or a registered organisation.
When the asbestos is deemed to be friable or loose, the above exception does not apply, property owners must have the material removed by a qualified asbestos removal specialist who is Licensed to remove and dispose of the material.
Here are a few important points that you need to remember when disposing of asbestos in New South Wales
1. To arrange disposal, you must first contact your local council who will designate the most appropriate landfill site to dispose of the asbestos.
2. Asbestos must only be disposed of at designated landfill points across various areas of New South Wales. To locate your nearest disposal point, you can visit the asbestos safety and eradication agency website database
3. Asbestos must be wrapped in thick plastic and sealed with tape before it is transported to a landfill site
4. Asbestos materials must be clearly labelled as asbestos waste
5. If you are disposing of asbestos at a designated site, it is important to keep any receipts from where you disposed of the materials so that the Environmental Protection Agency can check these receipts if you are audited for your asbestos disposal.
Correctly disposing of your asbestos materials in New South Wales is serious business. It's imperative that you check local legislation to ensure your following the correct rules in your state or territory before removing any asbestos materials from your property.
This video gives you a little bit more of an idea about asbestos removal in Australia: