Asbestos Disposal Sydney: Essential Considerations

Asbestos disposal Sydney is a great concern amongst homeowners and companies providing removal services. Asbestos is not like any ordinary waste that you can just dispose anywhere. It can be a complicated process and if there is anything wrong you do with regards to getting rid of the waste, you might be held legally culpable. Government agencies have imposed stringent measures in the past years with regards to asbestos disposal because of the risks involved in the exposure to such.

Place of Disposal

Among other things, one of the most important when it comes to asbestos disposal is the end-point once it has been removed from its origin. If you decide to remove the asbestos on your own, you can check out government websites to see where it can be disposed, which can be anywhere from the 9 landfills authorized in Sydney. However, removing asbestos on your own is one thing that should never be done because of the dangers associated with such. A better alternative is to just look for a contractor who will do the job. They will also be the one concerned about transporting the asbestos waste to the specified landfill.

Proper Handling and Storage

Another critical concern when it comes to asbestos disposal Sydney is how it is handled. In this case, there are special materials needed to ensure safety of those who will be exposed to asbestos. As it is disposed, the asbestos should be wet, which is basically done to reduce dusting and possible contamination when it gets mixed on the air you will inhale. It should be also properly covered all the time and there is a need to have a proper container. The container must be strong enough to handle the weight of asbestos and should be appropriately sealed. It should be also stored in a secured location prior to being brought to the disposal site and should be appropriately labelled so others will know that it is off limits.

Other General Pointers

Another important thing to remember when it comes to asbestos disposal is to avoid having it broken down into tiny pieces just so that it will fit in the container you will use. Breaking it into smaller parts can only produce fibrous and dusty materials, which will be harmful. Throughout the process, until it is finally disposed, make sure it is handled with care to avoid unintentional breaking.

Never mix asbestos with any type of waste, even if the said waste is also meant to be disposed. Asbestos should have its own container. You may be fined if you throw wastes mixed with asbestos, aside from the fact that you are putting the life of those who will be exposed to such into risk.

Lastly, check websites of relevant government agencies for any new changes with the rules concerning asbestos disposal. In most cases, being knowledgeable will help you to make sure the entire disposal process will be as smooth as possible, even if you have hired a contractor for the service. Familiarize yourself with the dangers of improper disposal so you will have the reason to be as prudent as possible in dealing with asbestos.

Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313
andrew@aesaus.com.au

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