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Disposal of asbestos

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was widely used in the manufacture of building materials and other products. In Australia the use of asbestos was phased out in the manufacture of building products through the 1980s and completely banned in 2003.

Disposal of asbestos

Free drop off of asbestos for residents at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue is available each Sunday, conditions apply*.

Householders are welcome to drop off asbestos that has been wrapped in heavy duty (200 micron) builders plastic and sealed with strong (duct) tape. (MRC also sell this product).

  • Asbestos is not accepted if wrapped in bin liners. The asbestos must be delivered completely wrapped, securely tied and sealed, and clearly labelled 'CAUTION ASBESTOS'.
  • Mindarie Regional Council staff are unable to unload your asbestos, please ensure you have someone with you to help off-load your asbestos.
  • 165kg (approx. 3 - 4 fencing sheets) can be dropped off for free. (This quantity of asbestos is in line with the commercial guidelines for safe disposal without a licence as set by DWER).
  • For Asbestos loads over 165kg, the first 165kg will be free and the additional kg will be charged at the normal asbestos rate ($250/tonne), with a minimum entry fee of $17 (2017/2018 Fees and Charges, subject to change when fees change).
  • Pre-approvals will no longer be necessary or provided.
  • Customers may make multiple visits to a maximum of five (5) after which MRC reserve the right to refuse entry and/or charge.
  • Customers will need to fill in the Residential Asbestos Drop-off Declaration, which can also be given by the weighbridge attendant on arrival.

For further information click below:

Free asbestos drop-off days

*This service is for private residential customers not COMMERCIAL operators to whom normal fees and charges apply.

Further information on asbestos

Asbestos Information from the Department of Health

A householders guide to asbestos

Asbestos in carpet underlay information sheet

Asbestos in the home

Disposal of material containing asbestos information sheet