Asbestos removal and disposal
Household Asbestos Removal Kits
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate material that becomes a health risk when the fibres are realeased into the air and breathed in. It can be found in and around most houses built before 1987. Homeowners need to know what asbestos is and what precautions you must take if you are planning to renovate or make repairs around your home.
The Byron Resource Recovery Centre sells Household Asbestos Removal Kits at a subsidised rate of $25. The kits contain all of the safety equipment and information needed to safely remove up to 10 square metres of asbestos from your home.
NSW law only allows residents to remove 10 square metres of asbestos without the need for a licenced contractor.
Household asbestos disposal
The Byron Resource Recovery Centre cannot lawfully accept asbestos so you will need to arange disposal at either the Lismore City Council or Tweed Valley council Landfill sites.
Lismore Material Recovery Facility
313 Wyrallah Rd, Monaltrie NSW 2480
1300 878 387
Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre
Leddays Creek Road, Stotts Creek, off Tweed Valley Way
(02) 6670 7400
More information on the save removal and disposal of asbestos can be found at:
- Asbestos - a guide for householders and the general public