RESIDENTS will be able to dispose of asbestos for free after Fairfield Council, in partnership with the Environment Protection Authority, launched the Western Sydney Residential Asbestos Disposal Scheme.
Fairfield Champion reported that the program enables homeowners who have legacy asbestos, loose asbestos sheeting such as fibro which has been left in the backyard over many years, to apply through the scheme.
If successful, they will have the asbestos removed from their homes by a professional asbestos removalist.
Environment Protection Authority waste and resource recovery director Steve Beaman said the project was an addition to the Householders’ Asbestos Disposal Scheme launched by Environment Minister Rob Stokes in July.
“It’s part of the NSW government’s aim to reduce illegal dumping and enhance waste services across NSW,” he said.
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said: “With one-in-three Australian homes containing asbestos, I am encouraging all residents in Fairfield city to use the scheme.”
The Western Sydney Residential Asbestos Disposal Scheme trial program will be limited to a certain number of households registered between November 28 and December 19.
The collection will take place this February.
Details: 9725 0222.