Asbestos waste removal is not cheap, but thankfully here in Australia we have higher disposal standard, it than many other developed nations. As a result of council regulations, this means that the proper treatment and disposal of asbestos can be a hassle. Some older houses have actually been constructed using panels containing asbestos, such as drywalls, ceilings, fibro, weatherboard, by the 1970s building materials had begun the phase out of asbestos, and by the 1980s it was phased out almost completely.
The implications of this, are, that if your house was built prior to the 1970s there is a greater chance of you having products containing asbestos in the materials used in the construction of your house. If you suspect that a panel might contain asbestos don’t break or scratch it to check, because this is when asbestos actually becomes dangerous. If you suspect you might have asbestos in your house, please contact us and we’ll do what we can to advise you.
It might surprise you to know, that quite a bit of what we send to the tip can actually either be saved, salvaged, or scrapped (that is gathered with other metals, or wood to be recycled). Here is a little list of things that have been historically difficult to recycle, some because they are only relatively new products.
- Computer parts – These are often melted down and the gold extracted from the circuitry
- Car batteries
We look forward to taking your waste to a better place.