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Asbestos Disposal Point

Anyone can dispose of small quantities of non-friable asbestos at Cosgrove Landfill by making a booking and following packaging, transport, and onsite disposal requirements. Disposal fees apply.

Overview

Why’ needed and removal safety reminder

Overview of an ADP

What is accepted

What won't be accepted

Incorrect packaging

How to use the asbestos disposal point

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and handling asbestos

Correct packaging for disposal

Transport waste safely & securely

Onsite guidance from operators

Warnings

Site address & opening hours

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Why we need to dispose
asbestos safely

 

Asbestos was commonly used in Australia for construction before it was banned in 2003 as we now know that it can be dangerous for your health.  Asbestos is still present in many homes, commercial buildings and farms. That’s why it’s important to have waste facilities to dispose of it safely.

 

Safe removal reminder

Before starting any property improvement projects, you should check for asbestos with a professional. If you find asbestos, it is strongly advised that you engage a licensed asbestos removalist who knows how to manage the material safely.

 

If you choose to remove and dispose of asbestos yourself, you need to understand the risks and take the necessary precautions.

 

To contact a licensed asbestos removalist or for resources to identify asbestos and plan for, and undertake safe removal, visit asbestos.vic.gov.au

What is an Asbestos Disposal Point

The Asbestos Disposal Point at Westvic Waste provides a convenient, safe solution for the community who want to dispose of small quantities of non-friable (or bonded) asbestos waste. The site includes a fit-for-purpose bin that temporarily stores asbestos waste. Once the bin reaches storage limits, the waste will be sealed and transported to a licensed landfill for final disposal.

 

Who can use the asbestos disposal point?

Anyone can use the site if they make a booking and follow packaging, transport and onsite disposal requirements. Disposal fees apply.

How do I use the asbestos disposal point?

There are strict safety guidelines on how to use the Asbestos Disposal Point. You can download a step-by-step guide here which includes information on how to safely and legally package asbestos for transport and disposal.

What is an Asbestos Disposal Point

The Asbestos Disposal Point at Westvic Waste provides a convenient, safe solution for the community who want to dispose of small quantities of non-friable (or bonded) asbestos waste. The site includes a fit-for-purpose bin that temporarily stores asbestos waste. Once the bin reaches storage limits, the waste will be sealed and transported to a licensed landfill for final disposal.

 

Who can use the asbestos disposal point?

Anyone can use the site if they make a booking and follow packaging, transport and onsite disposal requirements. Disposal fees apply.

How do I use the asbestos disposal point?

There are strict safety guidelines on how to use the Asbestos Disposal Point. You can download a step-by-step guide here which includes information on how to safely and legally package asbestos for transport and disposal.

What is accepted
at the Asbestos Disposal Point

The site will only accept loads that meet all three of the following requirements. The asbestos must be:

Non-friable or ‘bonded’ asbestos

 

These products are usually mixed with cement or a similar material and include asbestos cement sheeting (also known as ‘fibro’ or ‘AC Sheeting’), roof tiles, eaves, fencing, pipes etc.​

Packaged correctly  

 

Asbestos waste must be double wrapped, sealed and labelled in heavy duty (minimum of 0.2mm thickness) HDPE plastic sheeting or specialised asbestos bags.​

Small
quantities only 

 

under 10 meters squared per load or less than 100 kgs. Individual packages should not weigh more than 20kgs.

What is 

NOT
accepted at the ADP

Friable, or ‘dusty’

asbestos products

 

These products are generally quite loose and, when dry, can be crumbled into fine material or dust with light pressure. They include items such as vinyl sheet flooring with asbestos backing or fire damaged, non-friable asbestos.

Friable asbestos is extremely hazardous. If you find friable asbestos in a workplace it must only be removed by a licensed removalist (Class A). If you find it in your home, it is highly recommended that you contact a licensed removalist (Class A) to do the removal and disposal. To find a Class A removalist go to asbestos.vic.gov.au.

Asbestos with incorrect or damaged packaging

Asbestos- Contaminated

Soils

What happens if my load is incorrectly packaged?

Warning

 

Customers must package asbestos loads correctly prior to travelling to and attending an ADP.

 

Asbestos waste that is incorrectly packaged will be …

 

For a step-by-step guide including how to safely and legally package asbestos for transport and disposal download our brochure here.

How do I use the Asbestos Disposal Point?

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MAKE
A BOOKING

 

Before visiting the Asbestos Disposal Point, you must book a time slot to dispose of your waste. To make a booking, and to find out more about disposal fees call (03) 5561 3133 or email admin@westivwaste.com

ALWAYS USE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) WHEN HANDLING ASBESTOS

 

PPE must be worn when removing and packaging asbestos for disposal. This includes items such as disposable coveralls, shoe covers, disposable gloves, respirator (special mask) and protective eyewear. Important information on how to wear and then safely remove PPE can be found at asbestos.vic.gov.au

ENSURE ASBESTOS WASTE
IS CORRECTLY PACKAGED
FOR DISPOSAL

 

Thoroughly wet the waste with water during the removal process and keep in a wet condition until packaged.

Asbestos waste must be wrapped in two separate layers of heavy-duty (minimum of 0.2mm thickness) HDPE plastic sheeting or double-bagged in specialised asbestos waste bags, which can be found at most hardware stores and safety equipment suppliers.

Each layer must be sealed with strong, wide tape like duct tape. Label all packages clearly with the warning ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’.

 

For more information on how to safely and legally package asbestos for transport and disposal download our step-by-step brochure here.

TRANSPORT WASTE SAFELY
AND SECURELY

 

Under the Environment Protection Act Victoria, asbestos waste must be transported safely.
 

  • Licensed asbestos removalists, waste transporters or tradespeople must:
     

    • Comply with their industrial waste duties.

    • Transport asbestos in an EPA-permissioned vehicle and use EPA’s Waste Tracker. This does not apply if the net load of asbestos is less than 50 litres and transported for no fee or reward.

 

  • Householders don’t have to use EPA’s Waste Tracker but must ensure packaged asbestos is secured in their vehicle or trailer to avoid any tears or the risk of waste falling out onto roads.

 

SAFETY REMINDER

  • Vehicles should be carefully cleaned after transporting packaged waste asbestos.

  • If you don’t want to transport the asbestos waste yourself, contact a licensed waste transporter.

  • Visit epa.vic.gov.au for more information on the transportation of asbestos waste.

ONCE ON-SITE, FOLLOW GUIDANCE FROM SITE OPERATORS

 

Trained site operators will check your load on arrival to ensure it is packaged correctly and then direct you to the Asbestos Disposal Point. You will be able to park near the skip bin where you can unload the waste and place it directly into the bin. Site operators will not be able to assist you with unloading the waste.

 

SAFETY REMINDER

• Do not tip your packaged asbestos out of your vehicle. It needs to be manually offloaded by hand.

• Carefully place packages into the skip bin. Don’t drop them from a height.

Warning

Dumping of asbestos is illegal and can result in significant penalties

We all have environmental duties

 

The general environmental duty (GED) is at the centre of the Environment Protection Act 2017. It applies to all Victorians. The GED requires you to reduce the risk of your activities (like when removing, transporting and disposing of asbestos) harming the environment or human health.  

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Address

Westvic Waste

3 Hammond Place
Warrnambool VIC 3280

 

Monday       8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday       8:00 am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday     8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday          8:00am – 5:00 pm

Saturday     9:00 am – 4:00pm

Sunday       10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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