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  • Q1. Who can dispose of asbestos at WestVic’s transfer station?
    Anyone who needs to dispose of small quantities of non-friable asbestos waste can use the transfer station as long as they make a booking and strictly follow packaging, transport and onsite-disposal requirements. Disposal fees will apply. Customers disposing of asbestos will be supported with educational materials and safety procedures to protect our community and the environment from the risks of asbestos.
  • Q2. Will there be a fee for asbestos disposal?
    Yes. Fees for disposing of asbestos waste will vary depending on the quantity.
  • Q3. Will customers have to book to dispose of asbestos?
    Before visiting the site, all customers must book a time slot to dispose of their waste. This will help to manage customer numbers and ensure trained staff members are available to monitor safe disposal.
  • Q4. What will be accepted at WestVic’s transfer station
    The site will only accept loads that meet all three of the following requirements. The asbestos waste must be: ● Non-friable asbestos or ‘bonded’ asbestos only such as asbestos cement sheeting, roof tiles, eaves, fencing, pipes etc ● Small quantities – (under 10 square meters or less than 100kgs) ● Packaged correctly - double wrapped, sealed, and labelled. This must be done in heavy duty (minimum of 200mm thickness) HDPE plastic sheeting or specialised asbestos bags.
  • Q5. What are the opening days and hours for asbestos disposal?
    The transfer stations general operating days and hours will remain the same. The site will initially be open to receive asbestos for a period of three hours on each of three days during the week and one day on the weekend. Customers will be able to book a disposal time within the three-hour window.
  • Q6. How will asbestos waste be transported to the transfer station?
    Asbestos waste must be transported safely. Under the Environment Protection Act, it is everyone’s responsibility when managing asbestos to minimise potential risks of harm to human health or the environment. This means: ● Licensed removalist, waste transporter or a tradesperson disposing of a customer's asbestos waste, must follow EPA regulations including transporting asbestos in Environment Protection Authority Victoria permissioned vehicles and using Waste Tracker. For more information on the correct transportation of reportable priority waste (which includes asbestos waste) visit < business/waste/waste-duties/reportable-priority-waste > ● Householders must ensure packages are secure in their vehicle or trailer to avoid any tears or the risk of waste falling out onto roads. ● EPA have asbestos specific guidance relevant to both licensed removalists and householders handling asbestos waste. Visit epa/publications/iwrg611-2 or more information.
  • Q7. How will asbestos be managed on site?
    On arrival at WestVic’s transfer station, a site operator will check if asbestos waste is packaged correctly. Process for customers with compliant packaging If the asbestos load is packaged correctly the site operator will direct the customer to the Asbestos Disposal Point: ● Customers will park near the skip bin and remove the packaged asbestos from their own vehicle. They will be guided by a staff member to carefully place it in the skip bin and will then exit the site. ● Once the bin reaches storage or time limits in line with EPA Victoria permission requirements, the waste will be completely sealed and transported to a licensed landfill for final disposal. Process for customers with non-compliant packaging If the asbestos load is incorrectly packaged, a trained staff member will fix the load on-site. Additional fees will be charged to the customer. The site operator will: ● Direct the customer to move to a secure area and remove the waste from their vehicle. The waste will then be quarantined until the issue can be rectified. ● Have a staff member, using appropriate PPE, re-package the waste and then move the securely-packaged waste to the consolidation bin at the Asbestos Disposal Point.
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