Contaminated Road Base Material has been contaminated by asbestos

Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority Executive Officer Simon Grenfell.
Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority Executive Officer Simon Grenfell.

In March 2021 the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA) discovered a small quantity of bonded asbestos within the stockpile of recycled road base material at the Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot.

This material was produced in September 2020 and FRWA have been seeking to identify anyone who purchased the material between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 from the Goolwa, Strathalbyn or Yankalilla Waste and Recycling Depots.

FRWA Executive Officer Simon Grenfell said the assessment of properties that were impacted by the asbestos contaminated recycled road base, found some properties contained recycled road base material produced by the FRWA in December 2018.

"This has also been found to contain small quantities of asbestos," Mr Grenfell said.

"The Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority now require anyone who has purchased recycled road base material from the Goolwa, Strathalbyn or Yankalilla Waste and Recycling Depots between December 1, 2018 and March 31, 2021 to contact our consultant on 0413 703 705 and provide information about the purchase of the material and how it is being used.

"Our consultant will provide you with further information as to how this matter is being addressed."

Further information about this issue, including how to manage asbestos contaminated material, can be found on the FRWA website www.frwa.com.au

Under its Charter, FRWA is responsible for providing and operating waste management services on behalf of the four constituent councils - Victor Harbor, Alexandrina, Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island.

This includes the operation of the region's waste transfer stations and the provision of waste, recycling and green waste kerbside collection services, as well as public litter and event bin collections.

FRWA is capturing the best practices by reducing waste going to landfill, increasing recycling, and promoting a cleaner and healthier environment.

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