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WSRADS scheme rewards renovators who do the right thing

The cladding on this home covers original fibro. Before drilling, dismantling or cutting cladding be sure you know what may be hiding underneath. The cladding on this home covers original fibro. Before drilling, dismantling or cutting cladding be sure you know what may be hiding underneath. Image courtesy of Asbestos Awareness Month http://asbestosawareness.com.au

November is Asbestos Awareness Month and for a limited time, some Western Sydney councils are offering rebates to homeowners looking to dispose of asbestos correctly.

The Western Sydney Residential Asbestos Disposal Scheme (WSRADS) is designed to assist homeowners with the financial cost of asbestos disposal and reward them for correct disposal.

President of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) Cllr Tony Hadchiti said “If asbestos sheeting is in good condition, the safest option is to give fibro a fresh coat of suitable paint and leave it alone.”

“When moving asbestos becomes unavoidable, such as during a renovation, or as weathered sheeting begins to break down, we want to help homeowners take every precaution to dispose of it correctly.” he said.

“Hiring a professional is always the safest option and offers piece of mind for families.”

Your local council should be the first port of call for residents with questions about asbestos and its removal. “Councils can provide a wealth of information on certified asbestos removalists, testing facilities and disposal centres in the local area,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“Residents should contact their local council for further information on WSRADS and certified professionals in their area,” he said.

For further information contact your local council or visit http://www.asbestosawareness.com.au/

 

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

Last modified on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:28