Tuesday, 25 November 2014 01:00

Landmark asbestos clean-up

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Western Sydney councils are about to embark on a landmark asbestos clean-up thanks to funding from the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

From November, a number of WSROC councils will hold clean-up events in which qualified professionals will remove small amounts of asbestos from residents’ homes free of charge.

The events are designed to tackle ‘legacy asbestos’, sheeting that has been stored under the house or left to weather in the backyard for many years – a legacy of past renovations.

Legacy asbestos sheeting is a big problem for Western Sydney. When left to weather, this unsealed sheeting becomes increasingly brittle and may begin to break down, releasing asbestos fibres.

The clean-up events are designed to help homeowners remove legacy asbestos quickly and easily.

Residents are required to register interest with their local council for a chance to participate in these one-off events.

Those who aren’t able to be part of the events can still apply for the Western Sydney Residential Asbestos Disposal Scheme (WSRADS), which offers significant rebates to homeowners looking to dispose of asbestos correctly.

The program will officially launch on National Asbestos Awareness Day, 28th November 2014, with individual council events to follow in the coming months.

Participating councils include Blacktown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith.

Registrations open on the 28th November and continue until the 19th December 2014.

 

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

 


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