Asbestos is a hazardous substance, which presents a potential health risk.
Anyone who intends to remove and dispose of material containing asbestos must comply with the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992. Asbestos must be wrapped and sealed in heavy duty polythene plastic which can be purchased from any hardware store. This is to prevent asbestos fibres entering the atmosphere.
The asbestos may be disposed of at any of the approved and gazetted landfill sites listed below, as per the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992 (as amended). Another option is to engage the services of a contractor to remove the asbestos for you.
An extensive range of approved asbestos removal contractors can be found in the Yellow Pages under Asbestos Removal. Any person who sells, supplies or uses asbestos cement sheeting commits an offence, unless prior written approval is granted by the Executive Director of Public Health.Further information on hazards, identifying asbestos, legislation and safe work procedures can be obtained from the WorkSafe website or telephone 9327 8707. Alternatively visit the Department of Health website to find out how to remove asbestos safely.
Removing an asbestos roof and replacing with an approved roofing material requires residents to complete a building permit application.
Building Commission permit application forms and guides can be downloaded from the Building Commission website .
See below for a list of nearby waste facilities that accept asbestos.
kNOw asbestos in your home - free online course
Home renovators are being encouraged to extend their ‘DIY’ skills and go online for a free learning course on identifying and safely handling asbestos.
The Cancer Council of WA, in conjunction with the Department of Health, have launched a free online course where home renovators and DIYers can learn about locating, safely handling and disposing of asbestos as well as learning more about asbestos-related diseases.
Follow the link below to access the course.
kNOw Asbestos In Your Home Online Course
Asbestos in and around your home. What is the risk for disease? - October 2014