Illawarra Shoalhaven

Have you found Asbestos stored on your property?

Updated 12 November: This pilot program has received an overwhelming number of applications.  As such, current funding has been exhausted and no further submissions are being accepted at this time.

We do hope to offer similar programs again, so please ‘follow’ the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation Facebook page to ensure you are kept across future announcements.

For more information regarding the proper disposal of household asbestos waste, please visit

This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less, Recycle More initiative from the waste levy.

The Free Asbestos Collection program has been developed by Councils to offer a lawful, convenient disposal for small quantities of asbestos, generated as a result of minor renovations and/or repairs. 

Illegal dumping of asbestos can have a serious impact on public health and cause contamination of our environment. 

Illegal dumping of asbestos can incur fines of up to $500,000 for individuals and $2 million for corporations. 

This program is subject to eligibility. The following conditions apply:

• The service is for non-friable asbestos only.
• Only material that has already been removed from a structure and is lying dormant on the property will be collected.
• The material will only be removed if it is able to be easily accessed by the contractor.