Asbestos is a concerning health risk for many Australians because it is found in most households. If you are renovating your house, please take the time to be aware of the risks. More information is available at the Asbestos Awareness website.
Gilgandra Waste Facility can only accept bonded asbestos that has been double wrapped in an industrial grade plastic. No friable asbestos materials can be accepted at the Gilgandra Waste Facility.
Asbestos Awareness Healthy House Checklist – A Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying Asbestos-Containing Materials
The Healthy House Checklist provides a practical guide for homeowners enabling them to conduct a simple step-by-step, easy to follow visual inspection of their property and includes product images and lists each possible location where asbestos-containing materials might be found both inside and outside homes. By following simple step-by-step instructions, in less than an hour, homeowners can have a better understanding of the types of products that might be in their home and if it’s in need of maintenance, repair or removal.
Importantly, if planning any renovation or refurbishment to their property such as replacing floorcoverings, fencing or roofing, homeowners will know in advance if they need to engage a licenced asbestos assessor or removalist to ensure the work is done safely.
The Checklist also enables homeowners to maintain a record of possible asbestos locations should work or renovations be anticipated in the future and monitor asbestos-containing materials to ensure they remain sealed.
For more information see the Asbestos Awareness Factsheets.