Some Victorians currently find it inconvenient to dispose of asbestos, especially if they’re living in regional areas. As more landfills close, people will have to travel further to dispose of asbestos safely. One of the aims in Recycling Victoria, a 10-year plan for waste and recycling, is to ensure that there are adequate disposal points for asbestos across the state.
The plan was created after research and consultation with local governments, landfill operators and other government agencies.
The Asbestos Disposal Management Plan looks at developing a network of existing licensed landfills and new short-term storage and transfer sites (or ‘asbestos transfer sites’).Asbestos transfer sites will be located at existing waste facilities or other suitable locations. These will be chosen based on geographical needs over the next 10 years. This will be done in consultation with:
We will also work with councils to engage communities located close to potential sites as needed.
Asbestos Disposal Management PlanThis contains full details of the plan launched in February 2021.
Asbestos Disposal Management Plan - FactsheetFind out the key points of the plan.
Phase 1Asbestos Disposal Management Plan released.
Phase 2System design and consultation.
Phase 3Pilot program launched.
Phase 4Grants and support program for priority sites.
Phase 5Asbestos disposal network established.
We will be:
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If you have asbestos in your home, see the Victorian Government’s Asbestos in Victoria website.
Asbestos in Victoria website
How to manage asbestos waste – for industry by Environment Protection Authority Victoria
Asbestos in the workplace by WorkSafe Victoria
Landfills that accept asbestos in Victoria by Environment Protection Authority Victoria
Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency
Latrobe Valley Asbestos Taskforce
Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency