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RRC Conditions - Asbestos

General Guidelines


Any product suspected of being asbestos will be treated as asbestos unless the customer can provide proof that it is not asbestos. This includes fibreboard or fibrous cement.


Proof can be in the form of a Hygienists Report, labelling on the product, or supplier’s documentation for that product.


Transporting Asbestos


The Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 requires the transport of asbestos in NSW to be recorded from the place of generation to its final destination. Introduced in October 2015, WasteLocate is the EPA’s new online system to monitor the transport of asbestos within NSW. WasteLocate generates a unique EPA consignment ID to allow the tracking of the load, and can be accessed by internet-connected tablets or smartphones.


Anyone, including individuals and small businesses, who is involved with the transport of more than 100kg or 10m2 of asbestos need to use the WasteLocate system.


When you deliver the load to the RRC, you must log into WasteLocate and scan the QR2id plate (located beside the window on the out-bound weighbridge) to confirm delivery. Already the EPA has already imposed a fine against a company not using WasteLocate. 


For more information visit the EPA website:
http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wasteregulation/transport-asbestos-tyres.htm


Dropping Asbestos at the RRC


Asbestos can only be deposited at the RRC under the following conditions:


  • As the RRC is only licenced to hold a relatively small amount of asbestos, if the load is more than 500kg, call the RRC weighbridge on 4868-0500 to ensure the load can be accepted.
  • The presence of asbestos must be disclosed at the gatehouse on entry, and 
  • Asbestos must be presented to the RRC for disposal as follows:
1. Double-bagged in approved asbestos bags

Quantities of less than 20kg can be brought in as a parcel, however each parcel must be double-bagged in approved asbestos bags. Approved bags can be bought at the RRC.

2. Hazibags

Quantities of more than 20kg must be presented in an approved bulk asbestos bag, such as a Hazibag. Hazibags are available for purchase at the RRC.

Hazibag Information Leaflet (PDF, 112kB)

Asbestos as a Contaminant


If asbestos is found to have been unloaded, as a contaminant of another waste type:


  1. A flat rate Rejection Fee will be charged
  2. An hourly fee will be applied for cleanup and decontamination of plant and equipment



Fees and Charges


For disposal fees and charges, see Fees and Charges (internal link)



Links


linkAsbestos Management (internal link)

Last Updated: June 2nd, 2017
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