Asbestos Disposal in the City of Newcastle area - Planet Ark Recycling Near You

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 New South Wales

Asbestos waste must be booked as a special waste, which can only be accepted at nominated licensed landfills in NSW. View locations that accept asbestos here. For more information contact EPA NSW.

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.