Disposing of asbestos

Correct disposal of asbestos is crucial to the safety of our staff and community.

Domestic disposal of asbestos up to 250kg per customer per day is accepted at the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility, Goombungee, Jondaryan, Yarraman, Millmerran and Pittsworth waste facilities. Fees apply to the domestic disposal of asbestos. These fees can be viewed in our fees and charges interactive application.

asbestosdisposalstepsRemember when disposing of asbestos:

  • double wrap it in 200 micron plastic
  • seal it with tape
  • label it to identify it as asbestos

You MUST contact us before taking asbestos to any of these waste facilities.

Please ensure you follow the safety guidelines detailed at Queensland Government asbestos website.

We cannot accept asbestos from commercial customers. Commercial customers are required to find an alternative location for asbestos disposal outside of the Toowoomba Regional Council area. See Waste facility projects - asbestos acceptance for details on commercial disposal.

 

Asbestos general information

The Queensland Government asbestos website is an informative resource that provides general information about asbestos, where it can be found and advice on the removal or disturbance of asbestos.

 

Typical locations and types of materials containing asbestos

It is often very difficult to identify the presence of asbestos by sight. The only way to be certain is to have a sample of the material analysed by a laboratory. Typically certain products can be identified by their age and likelihood to contain asbestos and must then be treated as asbestos materials. Read more on the Queensland Government asbestos website.

imitationbrick Imitation brick

 

 

sheet vinyl flooring Domestic asbestos backed sheet vinyl flooring

 

 

sheet vinyl flooring v2 Domestic asbestos backed sheet vinyl flooring

 

 

painted super six fence Painted 'Super Six' roof sheeting used as fencing

 

 

hardi plank smooth 'Hardiplank Smooth' used in a woven pattern for fencing

 

 

zemilite backing board 'Zelimite' backing board to an external switchboard

 

 

telecommunication pit Moulded telecommunications pit

 

 

disconnector trap DT surround (disconnector trap)

 

 

vent pipe

 Vent pipe

 

 

felt under draining board Asbestos bituminous felt under draining board

 

 

hardiplank woodgrain wall cladding 'Hardiplank' woodgrain wall cladding

 

 

backed sheet vinyl flooring Domestic asbestos backed sheet vinyl flooring

 

 

backed sheet vinyl flooring v2

Domestic asbestos backed sheet vinyl flooring

 

 

vinyl tiles Asbestos vinyl tiles

 

 

asbestos guttering

 Concrete tiled roof with asbestos guttering

 

 

fibro sheeting Flat wall sheeting (fibro)

 

 

tuscan tiles Corrugated asbestos roof 'Super Six' in a 'Tuscan Tiles' profile

 

 

currogated asbestos roof Currugated asbestos roof

 

 

shadowline wall sheeting Shadowline vertical profiled wall sheeting

 

 

parker behind door jam Asbestos parker behind wall jam

 

 

 

Common locations of materials containing asbestos in a house

Buildings constructed before 1990 are likely to contain asbestos materials. The diagram shows areas where materials containing asbestos were commonly used during construction. These materials are not dangerous if they’re in good condition and remain undisturbed.

Note: All products with the common name ‘Verilux’, ‘Vermiculite’ and Monocoat’ are manufactured today without asbestos content. For more information visit the Queensland Government asbestos website or call 13 74 68.

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house with asbestos example

 

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