Important - please read first

Asbestos fibres pose a health hazard and asbestos containing materials must be removed safely.  Removal of more than 10 square metres of bonded (non-friable) asbestos, must be done by a licensed individual or business.

Identifying asbestos

It is hard to tell if a material contains asbestos by looking at it. If the material was installed prior to 1990, treat is as though it does contain asbestos. Find out more about asbestos containing products,

Where to dispose of asbestos

The Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility accepts asbestos. Correctly wrapped and labelled asbestos can be delivered Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 12.30pm.

Loads requiring forklift handling are required to be elevated on pallets or gluts with a minimum 100mm clearance. The driver will assess if the load is safe to move.

Remember, you must be licensed to dispose of more than 10 square metres of bonded (non-friable) asbestos. Ensure you have your licence with you.

Preparing asbestos for disposal

To prepare asbestos for disposal, you must:

  1. Bundle asbestos no higher than 60 cm, or a maximum of 15 sheets
  2. Double wrap the asbestos using heavy-duty plastic (0.2 mm thick)
  3. Securely tape wrapped asbestos with heavy-duty tape eg. gaffer tape
  4. Ensure no asbestos material is exposed and tape corners
  5. Attach a ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’ label using lettering at least 5 cm high.
  6. Loads requiring forklift handling are placed on pallets or gluts with a minimum 100mm clearance.

If you have more than one bundle, ensure they are secured together once wrapped.

More information

The Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992 is the main piece of legislation used by the City to regulate asbestos. Find out more about asbestos regulation.

Refer to Worksafe WA for workplace asbestos management issues.

Page Last Reviewed 24 November 2020