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Asbestos – particularly friable asbestos – poses health risks during removal, transport and disposal. It is important, therefore, that it be handled appropriately during these operations. Under the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 the disposal of waste asbestos, whether of industrial or domestic origin, is controlled by EPA. In addition, EPA controls the transportation of asbestos of industrial (including commercial or trade) origin. The Regulations specify that asbestos from industrial origins is a prescribed industrial waste (PIW) and, when packaged in accordance with this guideline, is a Category C waste. This replaces publication IWRG611.1, published July 2009.
Publication number
Guideline; Waste and recycling; Regulation; Transport and Motor Vehicles; Waste and recycling; Waste transport; Asbestos
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Release date
26 June 2017

Reviewed 31 August 2023