Where to dispose of asbestos
Find out where and how to safely dispose of asbestos containing material.
Find an authorised disposal site
Dispose of any asbestos waste at an authorised disposal site.
Talk to your local council to find out where to find a tip (rubbish dump) that accepts asbestos waste and complies with the Resource Management Act. We recommend that you call several days ahead to let the tip know that you will be arriving with asbestos waste, so that they can prepare for its disposal.
Double-bag all waste
All waste, including disposable (single-use) masks and coveralls, cloths and plastic sheets should be double-bagged in heavy-duty plastic bags. Twist the top of the bags tightly, fold the necks over (a ‘gooseneck twist’) and seal with adhesive tape so that the contents are fully enclosed. Clearly mark the outer bag as asbestos waste.