Asbestos

Asbestos fibres are hazardous when inhaled as fibres can be released into the air when handled incorrectly. This means that safe removal, storage and transportation methods are essential for the health and wellbeing of our community.

For information on how to safely manage asbestos, please refer to the Office of Environment and Heritage’s has brochure titled “Safely disposing of asbestos waste from your home”.

How to correctly dispose of asbestos in the Tamworth Region

Tamworth Regional Council’s Forest Road Landfill is the only waste facility in the Council area that is licensed to accept asbestos waste. Disposing asbestos waste in domestic garbage bins is illegal. It’s also illegal to re-use, recycle or dump asbestos products.

If you need to dispose of asbestos there are two options:

  • For small, domestic quantities of asbestos of less than 10kg of material, please use a Prepaid Asbestos bag. Bags are available from the Tamworth Landfill weighbridge office for $15/bag which includes the cost of disposal. You will also receive a NSW Government flyer instructing you how to safely prepare, transport and dispose of asbestos.
  • To dispose of larger, commercial quantities of asbestos, please make arrangements with the Tamworth Landfill facility at least 24 hours prior to delivery by calling 02 6767 5555

For more information about managing asbestos waste, please refer to the following resources: