Asbestos waste
From 1 July 2023 the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility will no longer be accepting commercial loads of asbestos containing material. See below for alternative locations..

Important - please read first

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

Changes from 1 July 2023

From 1 July 2023 the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility will no longer accept commercial loads of asbestos.

City of Armadale residents may dispose of up to 5kg of properly wrapped asbestos from their residential property.

Photo identification with City of Armadale address must be supplied.

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 it 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 up to 5kg of correctly wrapped and labelled asbestos Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 12.30pm.  Note: accepted only with photo ID and proof of City of Armadale residential address.

Alternative disposal sites for commercial quantities (over 5kg) include:

Note: fees and special conditions will apply, refer to individual websites listed above.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility no longer accepting commercial loads of asbestos?

The burial of asbestos is highly regulated and must be in a specified location at the landfill. The current “asbestos pit” is almost full so the City is taking measures to ensure that small amounts of asbestos can still be safely accepted to assist residents. Once the pit is full, the City will no longer be able to accept asbestos anymore as the landfill area will reach its final level and there is no further suitable location.

2. What is a commercial load of asbestos?

Asbestos weighing over 5kg is considered a commercial load.

Asbestos from a premises outside of the City of Armadale of any weight is considered a commercial load.

3. Where can I take asbestos?


Millar Road Landfill, Rockingham

Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station (max. 8 sheets)

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Note: special requirements and fees apply. Please refer to respective websites for conditions or contact the relevant location prior to taking in asbestos.

4. My house is not in the City of Armadale and I have a small amount of asbestos – where do I take it?

Refer to locations listed above in question 3.

5. Can you recommend a licensed contractor to remove asbestos?
6. How should I wrap small amounts of asbestos? Can I just use a zip lock bag?

Wearing appropriate personal protection, wrap the asbestos in thick black plastic (.02mm thick) securely tape, then wrap in a second layer of thick black plastic and securely tape. Label the pack with “Caution Asbestos” in 5cm high letters. Ensure no asbestos material is exposed.  Alternatively you can purchase a specialised asbestos waste bag. Ordinary zip lock bags are not suitable for containing asbestos waste.

7. I am not sure if I have asbestos or hardifence, how do I tell the difference?

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 19 March 2024