Asbestos is a hazardous material that may be found in many local homes and buildings, as well as in soils in the region. If your house or property was built before 1990 it is likely to contain asbestos.
If you find asbestos debris on your property, we recommend engaging a licensed tradesperson to assess the situation and remove it.
Our waste facility at Cairncross can accept asbestos waste, but deliveries need to be booked in advance. If you see dumped materials that may contact asbestos, please report it immediately.
In the home:
It’s recommended that all asbestos removal be undertaken by a licensed asbestos removalist.
Homeowners can remove up to 10 square metres of bonded asbestos (such as fibro) with appropriate safety precautions.
You’ll need to use a licensed asbestos removalist for amounts greater than 10 square metres. You can locate one using the locator on the NSW government’s Asbestos website.
Our Cairncross Waste Management Facility accepts asbestos waste. Disposal loads must be booked in advance, with at least 24 hours’ notice.
When you book, we’ll need to know:
There are some requirements for how asbestos must be packaged for disposal:
Please contact us immediately if:
How you can contact us
Be asbestos ready before beginning a renovation project.
2023 marks 20 years since asbestos was banned in Australia.