Asbestos Management

The Albury Waste Management Centre (AWMC) is licensed to accept asbestos that has been removed and packed in accordance with legislative requirements.

Please contact the AWMC on 02 6043 5860 to inform them of your proposed drop off date and time as the disposal times for asbestos waste are limited to:

  • Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 11.00 am and 1.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

The Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 introduces new requirements for waste transporters to record the movement of more than 100 kilograms of asbestos waste.

For Business and Industry – Dealing with Asbestos

To make sure asbestos waste ends up in the right place, new monitoring requirements are now in force to track loads within NSW of asbestos greater than 100 kilograms.

Asbestos transporters must report the movement of asbestos waste to the EPA. To help industry meet their legal obligations the EPA has developed an easy to use online tool, WasteLocate. If you are involved with the transport or disposal of asbestos waste in NSW, or arranging the transport of asbestos waste in NSW, you need to register for WasteLocate.

WasteLocate makes it easy to comply and can be accessed from tablet computers and smartphones by visiting the Waste Locate website at wastelocate.epa.nsw.gov.au or by scanning a QR2id code.  WasteLocate generates a unique EPA consignment ID that allows each load to be monitored from the place of generation to the site of disposal.

Do I have to use WasteLocate for the movement of asbestos waste interstate?

No. WasteLocate is to report on transportation only within NSW asbestos waste  For interstate transport, other mandatory reporting and tracking requirements apply under Part 4 of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014. The EPA's Online Waste Tracking System can be used for interstate transport.

The NSW EPA has issued an exemption, this exemption relates to asbestos contaminated soil, if you are transporting contaminated soil please read the exemption.

Please liaise with the staff at the AWMC when discussing asbestos disposal options.

For householders – dealing with asbestos at home

The Albury Waste Management Centre only accepts asbestos by residents if it is Bonded asbestos and under 100 kg. Higher quantities of asbestos must be referred to an asbestos removalist.   It is the responsibility of the resident to ensure the material is correctly presented to the AWMC.

The NSW EPA website has information regarding:

Asbestos fibres are hazardous when inhaled. They can be released into the air when asbestos products are incorrectly handled, stored or transported for disposal.

To minimise the risk of asbestos exposure to yourself or your family, WorkCover recommends that householders engage a licensed asbestos removalist contractor if asbestos must be disturbed or removed. Do-it-yourself asbestos removal is not recommended.

The following guide provides useful information to enable householders to sensibly and safely manage the risks arising from asbestos materials in and around their homes.