In NSW, all asbestos sheeting or asbestos waste must be taken to landfill that can lawfully receive the waste.
Transporters of asbestos waste must now use WasteLocate to provide information to the EPA regarding the movement of any load over 100kg of asbestos waste, or 10m² or more of asbestos sheeting within NSW.
WasteLocate makes it easy for transporters to comply with reporting obligations under the Waste Regulation and the Asbestos and Waste Tyre Guidelines by creating a consignment number, which can be used to track the location of the waste.
If you have paid for an asbestos removal service (e.g. from a household or construction site), you should request the WasteLocate consignment number from the transporter. You can then use this number to track the load on the WasteLocate website to make sure it has reached its intended destination, just like a parcel in the post. If the load is not delivered, please contact the EPA.
For more helpful information regarding asbestos removal and transportation refer to the below links:
- Brochure - WasteLocate
- EPA Website - Waste Regulation: Transporting Waste Tyres or Asbestos
- EPA Website - Asbestos Waste
- Inverell Shire Council Fact Sheet - Asbestos
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