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Asbestos Awareness Month

November is Asbestos Awareness Month and we are providing free services to increase awareness of the dangers of asbestos among homeowners and renovators.

November is Asbestos Awareness Month and we are providing free services to increase awareness of the dangers of asbestos among homeowners and renovators.

Free Online Asbestos Information Session

Find out how to safely identify, remove and dispose of asbestos in your own home at this free information session. Receive all the information you need to carefully remove asbestos sheets under the size of 10 sqm.

When: 11am to 1pm, Saturday 26 November 2022
Where: Online workshop
Cost: Free
Who: For residents of Cumberland City Council
Make a booking: Registrations are essential as spaces are limited. 

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Free Household Asbestos Inspection

When: Saturday 19 November 2022
Cost: Free
Who: For residents of Cumberland City Council
Make a booking: Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. 

If you’re worried there may be asbestos in your home but you’re not sure how to identify it then Council is offering a free household inspection which consist of a visual assessment in order to help residents understand where asbestos is in their home. Each inspection will run for 45 minutes and will be conducted by occupational hygienist specialists. To be eligible for the inspection your house must be in mostly original condition and built before 1990.

To book an inspection phone us on on 8757 9000.

Free Household Asbestos Collection

When: November 2022
Cost: Free
Who: For residents of Cumberland City Council
Make a booking: Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. 

Book a collection to dispose of small quantities of loose, non-friable asbestos from residential properties. This asbestos must be already separated from buildings, and not associated with any recent renovation or repairs.

Please remember that Council will not collect asbestos if:

  • It is more than 10 square meters in quantity.
  • It was recently removed from a structure as part of a renovation.

To book a collection phone us on on 8757 9000.

Asbestos Awareness

Many homes in the Cumberland Council area built before 1990 will contain asbestos. This is a dangerous mineral that was added to many building materials because it helped to strengthen them, as well as provide other benefits including improved insulation and heat-resistance.

Asbestos poses a risk to your health if the tiny fibres are inhaled so keep your home well maintained and managing risk during home renovations is essential.

For more information visit Asbestos Answers

Further information

For more information on Asbestos Awareness month or to make a booking phone 8757 9000.