Asbestos Disposal Day

News Update 5 October 2017

The City’s next Asbestos Disposal Day will be on Saturday 28 October 2017 from 10am to 2pm at the City of South Perth Recycling Centre, Cnr Hayman Rd and Thelma St, Como. 

Asbestos must be double wrapped in industrial thick black plastic (min 200um) and securely taped. There is a maximum of 3 fence sheets per household.

Removing asbestos safely

  • Keep asbestos cement sheets wet with water or sprayed with a PVA (polyvinyl acetate) solution during removal
  • Wear disposable coveralls and either a class P1 or P2 disposable mask if you are in the asbestos removal area
  • Use only non-powered hand tools or portable power tools incorporating dust suppression or dust extraction attachments designed to collect asbestos fibres
  • Take care to ensure minimal breakage during removal. Roofing materials must be lowered to the ground, not dropped
  • Removed sheets should be stacked on polythene sheeting, then wrapped and sealed into bundles for disposal. Alternatively, place directly in disposal bins that have been lined with polythene sheeting and seal for disposal
  • Don’t leave sheets lying about where they may be further broken or crushed
  • When stacking removed sheets, take care not to slide one sheet over another, which could release fibres
  • Clean or seal roof gutters before removing
  • Clean any visible asbestos cement residue remaining in the roof space or within the removal area with an approved vacuum cleaner if necessary
  • Keep all waste containing asbestos wet, wrapped in polythene or sealed and remove from the site as soon as possible.

Useful information

Safe handling and disposal of asbestos
Frequently asked questions – Asbestos

Contact us

For more information, please contact the City.