Bin Master strictly prohibits any old fibro/villabord, any other suspect asbestos-containing material or any suspect hazardous material mixed with any other material in our skip bins. We are very vigilant in policing every bin to ensure our staff are never exposed to dangerous, hazardous material of any type. We reserve the right to refuse to collect a skip bin where we suspect there may be contamination with any hazardous material.
The cost of managing the decontamination of any concealed material through our processing site is always passed on the customer who has ordered the bin and this is a condition of hire of our skip bins. As it is impossible to list all hazardous material here, it is the responsibility of the client to ensure that no hazardous material is placed in the bin. We prohibit any liquids or chemicals to assist in mitigating any risk to our employees.
In the case of asbestos-containing material, old fibro/villaboard is the obvious culprit. However, there is also asbestos found in many other products, such as pipe coverings, old hessian underfloor covering and fake brick products, among the very few. When you are renovating a house built prior up to the very late 80s, you should first check with your local council regarding material which may contain asbestos.
We do accept old fibro/villaboard and other suspect material in our general mixed skip bins only where the client can provide certification that it does not contain asbestos. The three types of certification we will accept are as follows:
- Proof that the building was constructed after 1987, e.g., a copy of council-stamped plans, details proving the date of the subdivision, etc.
- Manufacturer’s marking visible to us on each type of produce, e.g., partial sheet of villaboard, which states that it does not contain asbestos or other words to that effect.
- Certificate provided by NATA-certified laboratory stating that the product is asbestos free. If there is more than one type of product in the load, each type must have been tested and confirmed as asbestos-free. We recommend Clearsafe in Wollongong (contact number is 1300 042 962).