Asbestos Removal and Disposal

Changes to asbestos disposal at Henderson

From 31 December 2023, Henderson will temporarily stop accepting asbestos. During this time, residents can use Millar Road Landfill and Recycling Facility and Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station as alternative disposal locations. We advise residents call these facilities ahead of time to understand their policies around asbestos disposal. 

Navigating through the process of asbestos removal and disposal can be challenging. This guide will assist you to understand and follow the essential steps.

Asbestos removal for residents and home renovators

Planning to renovate your property? It’s very important to identify any asbestos-containing materials before starting any work.

We strongly advise hiring a professional service to identify and remove the asbestos. Find a licensed asbestos removalist.

Important note: If you choose to do the work yourself, you are only authorised to remove up to 10 square meters of asbestos. 

Every person involved in the handling and disposing of asbestos must comply with the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992.

Where can asbestos be found?

The below table provides a list of ACM products but not limited to:

Loocation Materials
Bathroom, toilet and laundry
  • Asbestos cement sheeting used in walls, ceilings and floors
  • Hot water pipes
  • Lagging on hot water pipes
Living areas
  • Door seal insulation in wood heaters
  • Asbestos cement sheeting beneath heater hearths
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Backing to vinyl flooring
  • Hot water pipes Ironing board covers
  • Heatproof mats
  • Flat, patterned and corrugated wall and roof sheeting, Imitation brick cladding
  • Lining under eaves
  • Fences
  • Garden sheds
  • Dog kennels
  • Garages
  • Carports
  • Electrical meter boards

Disposing of asbestos

Asbestos can be taken to the Henderson Waste Recovery Park. 

To prepare asbestos for disposal, make sure that it is:
  • Firmly wrapped and sealed in heavy-duty builder’s plastic
  • Arranged in manageable bundles
  • Placed on top of your load for inspection prior to entry
  • Delivered to the disposal site before 4pm.
To find out about opening hours, contact details, disposal fees and trailer passes, visit the Henderson Waste Recovery Park page.

Asbestos removal licence for contractors

Businesses contracted to remove greater than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos or any friable asbestos need to hold an Asbestos Removal Licence. Please visit the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website for information on businesses removing asbestos with and without a licence. See also: Asbestos: FAQs.

More information and contact

For more information on asbestos identification, self-protection from exposure, and relevant laws on asbestos management removal, please refer to the Asbestos Safety for Householders and Home Renovators Guide

For additional resources refer to the following:



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Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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