February 23, 2019

Asbestos can no longer be dumped at Ipswich waste centres

ASBESTOS can no longer be dumped at any of Ipswich’s waste centres after the potentially dangerous waste was banned from Riverview.

Ipswich City Council City infrastructure boss Cr Cheryl Bromage said the change to the Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre now applied to domestic sources.

Cr Bromage said the council decided to stop accepting asbestos from residents at Riverview because it was too dangerous to manage at the site.

“Council is also concerned about the dangers to local residents transporting asbestos themselves,” she said.

“We feel that only licensed professionals should be handling, transporting and disposing of asbestos materials given the extra care which needs to be taken with these items.”


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Cr Bromage said the move would bring the Riverview centre into line with the Rosewood Recycling and Refuse Centre as it was not approved to accept asbestos waste from any sources.

“Alternative disposal options have been listed on council’s website to assist residents with the future disposal of asbestos,” she said.

City Management and Finance Committee chairman Victor Attwood said council also believed the State Government needed to mandate the disposal of all asbestos by a registered provider.

“We have contacted the State Government to let them know our thoughts on this matter and have asked them to take action to protect all Queenslanders,” Cr Attwood said.

“Asbestos is a material which needs to be handled with extreme care and we feel that residents should not be handling it.

“We would like to see a compulsory change made to the way asbestos is allowed to be handled in Queensland.”


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