Disposing of asbestos

Correct disposal of asbestos is crucial to the safety of our staff and community.

Domestic disposal of asbestos up to 250kg per customer per day is accepted at the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility, Goombungee, Jondaryan (until 30/6/2019), Yarraman, Millmerran and Pittsworth waste facilities. Fees apply to the domestic disposal of asbestos. These fees can be viewed in our fees and charges interactive application.

asbestosdisposalstepsRemember when disposing of asbestos:

You MUST contact us before taking asbestos to any of these waste facilities.

Please ensure you follow the safety guidelines detailed at Queensland Government asbestos website.

We cannot accept asbestos from commercial customers. Commercial customers are required to find an alternative location for asbestos disposal outside of the Toowoomba Regional Council area. See 'Toowoomba Waste Management Centre asbestos acceptance' for details on commercial disposal.


Asbestos general information

The Queensland Government asbestos website is an informative resource that provides general information about asbestos, where it can be found and advice on the removal or disturbance of asbestos.


Typical locations and types of materials containing asbestos

It is often very difficult to identify the presence of asbestos by sight. The only way to be certain is to have a sample of the material analysed by a laboratory. Typically certain products can be identified by their age and likelihood to contain asbestos and must then be treated as asbestos materials. Read more on the Queensland Government asbestos website.

View a list of commonly used materials containing asbestos

imitationbrick Imitation brick



sheet vinyl flooring Domestic asbestos backed sheet vinyl flooring



sheet vinyl flooring v2 Domestic asbestos backed sheet vinyl flooring



painted super six fence Painted 'Super Six' roof sheeting used as fencing



hardi plank smooth 'Hardiplank Smooth' used in a woven pattern for fencing



zemilite backing board 'Zelimite' backing board to an external switchboard



telecommunication pit Moulded telecommunications pit



disconnector trap DT surround (disconnector trap)



vent pipe

 Vent pipe



felt under draining board Asbestos bituminous felt under draining board



hardiplank woodgrain wall cladding 'Hardiplank' woodgrain wall cladding



backed sheet vinyl flooring Domestic asbestos backed sheet vinyl flooring



backed sheet vinyl flooring v2

Domestic asbestos backed sheet vinyl flooring



vinyl tiles Asbestos vinyl tiles



asbestos guttering

 Concrete tiled roof with asbestos guttering



fibro sheeting Flat wall sheeting (fibro)



tuscan tiles Corrugated asbestos roof 'Super Six' in a 'Tuscan Tiles' profile



currogated asbestos roof Corrugated asbestos roof



shadowline wall sheeting Shadowline vertical profiled wall sheeting



parker behind door jam Asbestos parker behind wall jam




Common locations of materials containing asbestos in a house

Buildings constructed before 1990 are likely to contain asbestos materials. The diagram shows areas where materials containing asbestos were commonly used during construction. These materials are not dangerous if they’re in good condition and remain undisturbed.

Note: All products with the common name ‘Verilux’, ‘Vermiculite’ and Monocoat’ are manufactured today without asbestos content. For more information visit the Queensland Government asbestos website or call 13 74 68.

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house with asbestos example


Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:31