Tagged: Asbestos

Changes to disposal of asbestos at RRC

February 1, 2017Posted in: Other

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of changes to conditions of disposal when disposing of asbestos at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). As of 1 February 2017 and in line with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s broader management of asbestos, asbestos must be presented for disposal as follows: Quantities of less than 20kg...

Concrete disposal restriction lifted at RRC

September 21, 2016Posted in: Environment

Resource Recovery Centre

Wingecarribee Shire Council has recommenced accepting concrete and building waste effective immediately at its Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). Concrete products including building and construction concrete, brick, tile and cement sheeting products can all again be disposed of at the facility. The initial restriction was implemented In August following the discovery of a small...

Asbestos found at Resource Recovery Centre

August 3, 2016Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today confirmed a small amount of asbestos has been found in a sample of crushed concrete at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). The white asbestos (chrysotile) was confirmed via routine laboratory testing. At this stage the amount of asbestos found is unknown.  Further tests are currently being undertaken.  Council is undertaking...

Be mindful of asbestos when renovating

June 14, 2016Posted in: Other

As residents continue to mop-up after this month’s downpour, Council is reminding home owners and renovators to be mindful of asbestos should they be repairing water damaged structures. “Asbestos was widely used in building materials up until the mid-1980s,” said Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur.  “Even though the manufacture and use of asbestos was...

Asbestos Awareness Month

November 24, 2015Posted in: Development

Does your home contain asbestos?  How would you know? Council is reminding home owners and renovators of the risks of asbestos this November as part of Asbestos Awareness Month. “Asbestos was widely used in building materials up until the mid-1980s,” said Council’s Group Manager of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nicholas Wilton.  “Even though the...