Recycling Near You - Asbestos Disposal in the Mount Remarkable District Council area

Asbestos

Asbestos is best known for its use as insulation and as a building material found in many older properties across the country. Asbestos is classed as a hazardous material and can only be disposed of at certain locations in Australia.

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Safe Disposal of Asbestos in South Australia

Regulatory and safety requirements exist for the removal and transport of asbestos in South Australia. Friable asbestos will need to be removed by a licenced asbestos removalist.

To see the guidelines for the safe removal of asbestos and drop off locations visit the EPA SA (pdf format).

If you would like to have a sample of material tested for asbestos, contact the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

About Asbestos Wastes

  • In the past, asbestos was used in around 3,000 products manufactured worldwide, most commonly in the construction, car manufacturing and textile industries.
  • From the 1940s until the late 1980s, fibro was one of the most commonly used building products. This is a bonded product containing around 15% asbestos.
  • Fibro was widely used as wall and ceiling sheeting in houses, workplaces and government buildings because of its strength and resistance to chemicals and heat.
  • Only fibro products made before 1987 contain asbestos.