Allmetro Bins provides waste bins for the safe removal and disposal of asbestos. Before placing asbestos in the bin the bin needs to be completely lined with 200mm polyurethane sheeting. Once all asbestos is placed in the bin it must be wrapped, sealed and labelled with the words “CAUTION ASBESTOS” with 50mm high letters in accordance with the Health (asbestos) Regulations 1992.
Please be advised that a person who is not licenced to remove asbestos cannot remove more than 10 square meters of asbestos.
Should you require, Allmetro Bins can provide licensed operators to remove your asbestos waste at an extra cost. Please enquire for a quote.
Thinking about removing asbestos from your property and disposing of it in your hired skip bin in Perth? Before you get started, there are a few things you need to be aware of.
The most important thing to know is that there are some health risks associated with asbestos. If you are concerned about these risks or don’t feel confident handling potentially dangerous materials, please don’t hesitate to call All Metro Bins for help with waste removal. Our team of licensed operators are highly trained in health and safety practices and can dispose of your asbestos efficiently, safely and with minimal environment impact.
If you do want to remove the asbestos on your own, it’s important that you know what asbestos actually is, the health risks associated with the material and what you can do to keep yourself safe. If you have further questions, contact us for more advice.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos refers to six types of naturally occurring silicate minerals. These minerals are incredibly durable and resistant to heat, fire and a variety of different chemicals – attributes that are in high demand across a range of industries. As more people learned of this ‘miracle’ material, use of asbestos skyrocketed throughout Australia in the second half of the 20th century.
However, we quickly learned that breathing in airborne asbestos particles could cause a number of serious diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, pleural plaques, asbestosis and more. Every year, hundreds of Australians die from health conditions associated with asbestos.
On 31 December 2003, asbestos was finally banned altogether in Australia. The law made it illegal to manufacture, use or import asbestos.
How Can I Keep Myself Safe When Handling Asbestos?
Given the health issues associated with asbestos, it goes without saying that you should always follow best safety practices when working with asbestos.
- Lay purpose-made plastic sheets to protect the ground from contamination.
- Close windows and doors, and seal gaps to prevent dust spreading to other areas.
- Remove all furniture and other household items from the area.
- Wear personal protection equipment, including a dust mask.
- Avoid cutting, drilling or using power tools on the asbestos.
- Wet the asbestos to reduce dust (never use a water blaster to do this).
- Handle asbestos gently.
- Minimise the time you spend in the work area.
Clean Up Phase
- Have your Perth hire skip bin removed from the property as soon as possible.
- Thoroughly clean everything that was exposed to asbestos, including clothing and tools.
- Only use vacuum cleaners with attachments designed to deal with asbestos fibres.
- If you want to sweep, spray water over the work area first to avoid releasing dust.
Do note that this is far from an exhaustive list and cannot be considered a substitute for real health and safety training. If you are in any doubt whatsoever, we advise leaving your asbestos removal to the experts.
Call The Experts
Here at All Metro Bins, we proud ourselves on providing an industry-leading waste disposal service built to meet the needs of Western Australia. Our team of licensed professionals have extensive experience with the removal of asbestos and can help you dispose of waste material quickly, safely and sustainably. Get in touch with All Metro Bins today to find out how.