Environment

Asbestos

If you find dumped asbestos on roads, footpaths, right of ways, parks or reserves report it to us immediately. Heavy fines apply for asbestos dumpers.

If you noticed illegally dumped asbestos on Council roads, footpaths, right of ways, parks or reserves please report it to us immediately. Heavy fines will apply for illegally dumpers of asbestos material.

Asbestos was used due its resistance to heat, fire, water and chemicals as well as its affordability up to the mid 1980's.

Illegally dumping of asbestos is a substantial hazard to residents, it becomes a health risk when asbestos fibres are released into the air and breathed in. If asbestos is disturbed it can release dangerous fine particles of dust containing asbestos fibres.

Visit Asbestos Victoria for all you need to know about asbestos and a listing of licensed removalists.