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

Domestic disposal of asbestos up to 175kg per load is accepted at the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility and, with prior approval (please call first), at Goombungee, Yarraman, Millmerran and Pittsworth waste facilities. Fees apply to the domestic disposal of asbestos. These fees can be viewed in our fees and charges.

Asbestos removal regulations

Customers are advised that it is an offence to remove a quantity of asbestos containing material of more than 10m2 from a non-workplace area (e.g. a private property or dwelling) unless the person holds a current certificate under section 8 of the the Public Health Regulation 2018 (Qld). Related information collected by our Waste Services staff may be shared with other branches within our organisation responsible for enforcement of the Public Health Regulation.

Disposing of asbestos safely

Remember when disposing of asbestos:Asbestos care

  • double wrap it in 200 micron plastic with each layer securely sealed with adhesive tape (e.g. duct tape); or
  • double bag it in plastic bags that are at least 200 micron thick with each bag securely sealed with adhesive tape (e.g. duct tape) and ensure that each package or bag is no more than 1200mm long and 900mm wide; and
  • ensure that each package or bag:
    • is clearly labelled to identify it as asbestos;
    • remains securely sealed during transport and handling and
    • that damage to the packaging and dust inhalation is avoided.

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

Asbestos from commercial customers

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. 


Queensland Government asbestos website resource

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.

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