www.asbestosawareness.com.au aims to alert Australians to the dangers of working with asbestos during home renovations and maintenance and educate them about where asbestos might be found in and around the home.
Whether a home is constructed of weatherboard, brick, fibro or has exterior cladding, asbestos can be found in and around most homes built or renovated before 1987.
Asbestos can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and under floor covering, behind wall and floor tiles, in cement floors, internal and external walls, garages, ceilings, eaves, fences, extensions to homes, and backyard sheds… it could be anywhere. Don’t play renovation roulette! Visit asbestosawareness.com.au. It’s not worth the risk!
Asbestos must be removed and disposed of in a safe manner. There is a certain amount of asbestos the home owner can remove safely, anything over this quantity and the asbestos must be removed by a licensed contractor. You can find a licensed asbestos removalist in your local yellow pages. A guide for the safe removal of asbestos can be found at the following link:
Asbestos must be disposed of at a facility that is licensed to accept it. The Copper Coast Resource Recovery Centre at this stage is not a licensed facility and thus does not accept any hazardous material of this kind. A list of facilities in South Australia that do accept asbestos can be found in the following document:
For more information on asbestos please go to the Asbestos SA website: