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Asbestos Awareness

Cumberland Council provides a number of services to increase local recognition and understanding including free information sessions and asbestos collection.

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,

Free Asbestos collection

Cumberland Council offers its residents a free asbestos collection, designed to collect small amounts (maximum 10 squares meters) of loose, non- friable asbestos laying dormant on residential properties. The program has been developed by the Council to offer a lawful, convenient disposal solution for these small quantities of asbestos.

Please note that asbestos that is more than 10 square meters and generated as a result of recent or future renovation or repairs will NOT be collected.

For more information visit Asbestos Answers

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