Asbestos is extremely dangerous
Asbestos is a building material that was commonly used in Australia until it was banned in 2003.
There are strict safety protocols governing its removal and disposal.
Who can remove asbestos material?
For the purpose of removal and disposal, asbestos is considered to be either bonded or friable (crumbly).
You can remove less than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos without a license. You must follow SafeWork NSW guidelines when removing and disposing of asbestos.
The removal of any friable asbestos material (or more than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos) material, must be carried out by an appropriately licensed asbestos removalist.
If you engage another person or business to do this, you must ensure they are appropriately licensed.
How to dispose of asbestos
Asbestos waste must be disposed of at a designated landfill facility.
Some facilities may require 24-hours notice.