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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 asbestos transfer sites.
Asbestos transfer sites will be located at existing waste facilities or other suitable locations. They will provide short-term storage and consolidation of small quantities of packaged asbestos before it is transported to licensed landfills for disposal.
These sites 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.
Updated: August 2021This contains full details of the plan launched in February 2021.
Find 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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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
If you own or operate a landfill or waste facility and have questions, please email our team: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have asbestos in your home, see the Victorian Government’s Asbestos in Victoria website.