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Asbestos

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Asbestos is a health hazard when the building products are broken, degraded or snapped and the disturbed fine dust inhaled. This dust can lead to severe health problems such as lung cancer.

 

If you are an owner/builder or conducting renovations, the Victorian Government asbestos webpage will provide information on when you can remove asbestos yourself and when it needs to be done by a licensed remover.

 

Where the removal works will be undertaken by the land owners, please refer to the information below.

Select the image below to read more about the 20 point safety check you can do at home.

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    Asbestos waste taken to Bairnsdale Landfill

     

    Asbestos can be disposed of at Bairnsdale Landfill, for $278 per tonne. Deliveries require 24 hours notice, you will need to phone the Landfill on 03 5152 6535 to make an appointment. before you arrive at the Landfill, asbestos; 

    • Must be wrapped in two layers of polythene sheeting, approximately 0.2mm think (for example heavy duty builders plastic). 
    • Must be completely sealed inside the packages with adhesive tape. Packages need to be kept to a manageable size so they can be easily moved. 

    Landfill staff are not able to assist you with unloading, if you have trouble lifting you may want to bring someone to help you unload. 

    If asbestos waste is incorrectly wrapped or in unmanageable parcels it will not be accepted.

     

    Asbestos Awareness Month

    Get to know asbestos this November with asbestos awareness month. Australians have one of the highest rate of asbestos related diseases in the world so it is important to understand what to look for and how to dispose of it carefully. For more information visit the asbestos awareness month page.

     

     

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