Asbestos & Hazardous Waste
Asbestos is a very common material found in many homes and businesses throughout Australia. It can be hazardous if not handled and disposed of correctly.Asbestos material can Not be mixed with any other type of waste material and only asbestos can be placed in an asbestos dedicated skip bin. Any mixed load found containing asbestos will incur additional charges. Please contact our office for pricing.
All asbestos bins must be lined with 200 micron, polyethelyne plastic (builder’s plastic) which can be purchased at any hardware store or supplied with the bin for an additional charge.
Please allow at least one meter of overhang over all sides of the bin to ensure the asbestos is totally encased. The asbestos material should be kept damp at all times to minimise harmful dust from entering the environment. When finished loading, the plastic must be folded in on itself like a package and seams sealed with duct tape to ensure no dangerous fibers escape.
If the above procedures are not followed, we will not be able to collect and transport the bin. All asbestos bins are taken directly to an EPA licenced landfill in the Sydney Metropolitan Area for immediate burial.
For more information on asbestos, types of asbestos products and procedures for handling asbestos, please visit; www.nsw.gov.au/fibro; www.workcover.nsw.com.au; www.thinkasbestos.com.au or contact our office for a free brochure from the Australian Government.
Booking a Skip Bin for Asbestos or Hazardous Waste
We are one of the original skip bin companies in Sydney, established in 1994, and we still provide personal service to meet your requests unlike some of the larger organisations where you are just a number.
When you ring us you are also speaking to someone who drives a truck and fully understands all aspects of the operation.
Typical bin sizes for asbestos and hazardous waste jobs vary from 2 cubic meters to 10 cubic meters depending on site access and the type of job being completed.
Not Sure What Skip Bin You Need?
If you are not sure what skip bin you need, our friendly and experienced staff are ready to help. Whether you need a skip bin for a small bathroom renovation or a construction company on a new site, Workhorse Skip Bins can find the right bin for you.