Friday, 13 February 2015 10:49

WSRADS hits the ground running

Asbestos removalists wrapping fibro sheet. Asbestos removalists wrapping fibro sheet. Source: asbestosawareness.com.au

The Western Sydney Residential Asbestos Disposal Scheme (WSRADS) continues its success with collection events commencing this month.

Starting in the Liverpool LGA, professional asbestos removalists will begin collecting and disposing of small amounts of legacy asbestos waste from registered households in the Western Sydney region.

WSROC President Cllr Tony Hadchiti said the scheme has already shown a number of positive outcomes.

“This program has been very well received by Western Sydney residents, with collection events booking out very quickly and over 250 registrations across participating councils,” he said.

“The WSRADS program has also opened up the conversation about correct asbestos disposal.”

“Many residents were unsure about how to deal with asbestos on their property, whether they need to remove it, how to do so safely, and the costs associated with correct disposal.”

“By removing this hazardous waste free of charge, we hope to reduce health risks to residents, and reduce the likelihood of improper disposal,” he said.

“We look forward to seeing the roll out continue over the coming months,” he said.

Residents with large quantities of asbestos who did not qualify for the free pick-up event, will be able to access the WSRADS rebate scheme.

Eight Western Sydney councils are participating in the scheme including: Blacktown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith.

 

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


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