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									          Facts about Asbestos                   Always follow the guidelines to ensure the       suitable for the safe removal by a
                                                 safety of yourself and of those around           forklift.
Asbestos is a common material used in            you.                                           • Loads       containing     damaged
domestic buildings to a lesser or greater                                                         packages will not be accepted.
degree across Australia prior to 1985.            Removal, Transport and Disposal

                                                 Strict regulation and guidelines apply for
                                                 the removal, transport and disposal of
                                                 products containing asbestos. Information
                                                 is available from SafeWork SA and the
                                                 EPA (se back for contact details).

                                                 The SafeWork SA brochure is also
                                                 available from the Kangaroo Island
                                                 Recovery Centre.
                                                 The       Kangaroo
Some areas of the home where asbestos            Island Resource
is found is in house eaves, roofs, walls,                                                     Domestic:
                                                 Recovery Centre
fencing, sheds, wet areas such as                                                               • Items      must    be    received   in
                                                 is     a   licensed
bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. It is                                                          accordance        with     the    EPA
                                                 asbestos disposal
also found in vinyl floor tiles, older stoves,                                                    regulations.
                                                 facility. Domestic
fireplaces, older electrical fuse boards         and commercial                                 • Domestic amounts up to 10m2 only
and cement pipes.                                loads of asbestos                                are accepted.
                                                 are accepted under strict regulations.         • Wet and wrap all items in 200
When asbestos is in good condition and                                                            micron plastic (orange builders
left alone, it presents no health risk.                                                           plastic), securely duct tape and label
Asbestos becomes a health risk when                                                               ‘Caution Contains Asbestos’.
                                                   • Please contact the EPA for
asbestos fibres are released into the air.
                                                     information on removal, transport          • Each package must be on bearers
Asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis,                                                             or a pallet suitable for removal by
                                                     and disposal of commercial loads
lung cancer and mesothelioma.                                                                     forklift. A minimum charge applies.
                                                     (over 10m2).
                                                   • Loads        without  the    correct       • Items of personal protective clothing
Health problems usually occur where                                                               need to be disposed of in the
                                                     documentation will not be accepted.
people are unaware of the hazards of                                                              approved manner. Where a vacuum
working    with    asbestos      containing        • Loads are accepted at the discretion
                                                     of landfill staff.                           cleaner has been used it is
products. It is extremely important that                                                          recommended that you dispose of it
you always work in a way that minimises            • Each package must be on bearers
                                                                                                  in the same manner. The outlet
the release of any dust or particles.                or pallets on a flat bed truck and
                                                                                                  filters in your vacuum cleaner are
    not an approved grade and are not      For amounts over 10m2 please contact a
    safe guard enough!                     licensed asbestos removalist.
  • It is illegal to dispose of asbestos
                                                                                     Information Guide
    waste in the domestic garbage bins
    or in a manner that contravenes the                                              Technical Services
  • Damaged packages will not be           For any questions please speak to one
    accepted.                                    of our friendly staff at the
                                            Kangaroo Island Resource Recovery
 Contact Details                                            Centre
                                                        08 8553 0481
                                                        0408 823 431
 Kangaroo Island Resource Recovery
            Centre (KIRRC)
Phone: 08 8553 0481
Mobile: 0408 823 431

  Environment Protection Authority
Phone: 08 8204 2000
Country Callers (free call) 1800 623 445
Email: epainfo@epa.sa.gov.au
Website: www.epa.sa.gov.au

            SafeWork SA
Phone: 08 8303 0400
Email: law@safework.sa.gov.au
Website: www.safework.sa.gov.au

      Information brochure URL:

     Asbestos Removal Safety Kits
Available for the domestic market only              Kangaroo Island Council
(less than 10m2) from Australian Safety                Phone: 08 8553 4500
Specialists.                                           Fax:   08 8553 2885
Contact Ian Dack 0418 835 777.                Email: kicouncil@kicouncil.sa.gov.au
                                              Web: www.kangarooisland.sa.gov.au
                                                            PO Box 121
                                                        Kingscote SA 5223

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