November is Asbestos Awareness Month and Cumberland Council is providing a number of services to increase local recognition and understanding including free information sessions, household inspections and asbestos collection.
Asbestos Information Sessions
Find out how to safely identify, remove and dispose of asbestos in your own home at a free information sessions. All participants will receive a free asbestos removal kit valued at $100 which includes safety gear and all the information you need to carefully remove asbestos sheets under the size of 10 sqm.
Information Session 1
When: Thursday 22 November 2018
When: 6:30pm-8:30 pm
Where: Merrylands Community Centre, 17 Miller St, Merrylands NSW 2160
Information Session 2
When: Thursday 29 November 2018
When: 6:30pm -8:30 pm
Where: Auburn Centre for Community Corner of Macquarie Rd and Hutchinson St, Auburn
Cumberland residents will be given priority to attend these sessions.
Household Asbestos Inspection
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 number of free household inspections 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. The next inspection days are: Friday 23 November and Saturday 24 November 2018
To register call 8757 9000. Spaces are limited.
Please note this inspection trial is focussed on the identification of bonded asbestos only, and as such the consideration of loose fill asbestos insulation is beyond the scope of this program.
Free Asbestos Collections
Organise a free safe collection and disposal of small amounts of loose bonded asbestos laying dormant on residential properties. Asbestos that is more than 10 square meters and generated as a result of recent or future renovation or repairs will NOT be collected.
To book a collection in November please call Council on 8757 9000 or, for an interpreter service, 13 14 50. Be alert about asbestos.