Asbestos Disposal

The Removal and Disposal of Asbestos in the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu

  • A demolition permit is required from the Shire (fee $92.00).
  • The receival point for all asbestos disposal in the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu is at the Wongan Hills Landfill site (fees $194.25 per cu mtr and $128.10 dig & cover per load).
  • The Shire must be notified at least 24 hours in advance before depositing asbestos in the landfill site.
  • If the area of asbestos is over 10m2, it can only be removed and disposed of by a licensed asbestos removalist.
  • All asbestos will be wet down with water or a PVA solution and will be kept wet during removal.
  • No power tools will be used on asbestos with the exception of removing screws.
  • High-pressure hoses or sprays will not be used on any asbestos.
  • All asbestos sheets will be removed with minimal breakage and will be lowered to the ground, not dropped.
  • The removed asbestos will immediately be kept on polythene sheeting, wrapped and sealed into appropriate bundles for disposal.
  • All persons in the asbestos removal area will wear disposable coveralls and either a class L or M disposable mask.
  • Prior to removing asbestos cement building products the surrounding area will have signs and barriers erected to warn of the danger and prevent unauthorized persons from entering.
  • Asbestos will not be left about the site where it can be further broken or crushed by machinery.
  • The used disposable coveralls and masks will be placed in bags for removal with asbestos waste.

Further information may be obtained from:

1. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984
2. Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996
3. The Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992
4. National Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos (National Occupational Health and Safety

Please call the Shire on 9671 2500 for any further enquiries. 

Useful Links

Asbestos Awareness

Household Hazardous Waste Program