Waste Facility
Gove Peninsula Waste Management Facility

Asbestos disposal

The Gove Peninsula Waste Management Facility provides safe asbestos disposal for one week twice a year - May and October, although this may vary, depending on rainfall. 

Conditions for disposal:

  • All asbestos disposal must be pre-arranged with Nhulunbuy Corporation.
  • Asbestos must be double wrapped in 200-micron heavy duty builders plastic and taped to seal the asbestos completely.
  • Quantities greater than 100 kilograms must be transported in a sealed container and on a pallet.
  • Disposal will be charged in accordance with the Nhulunbuy Corporations Schedule of Fees and Charges. All fees must be paid in advance.
  • Only asbestos originating in the Gove Peninsula will be accepted.
  • No individual or business is permitted to dispose of more than 15 tonnes of asbestos each calendar year.
  • The disposal pit will be open from 9am to 12pm daily. Any asbestos arriving outside this time will not be accepted.

If you need to dispose asbestos waste, please contact Nhulunbuy Corporation on (08) 8939 2200 or via email at office@ncl.net.au.

Why asbestos need to be handled safely and disposed of securely:

Improper handling of asbestos-containing materials puts workers and the general public at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma cancer, lung cancer and asbestosis. 

The risk of developing one of these diseases increases with every exposure to asbestos. At present, no cure exists for mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related diseases. Subsequently, strict regulations on the handling and disposing of asbestos-containing materials have become law.

These regulations aim to prevent workers and the general public from exposure to asbestos. Large fines and serious penalties are in place for those who violate asbestos laws. 

For information about asbestos, please see the Northern Territory Government website 'Asbestos in the NT'.

The Nhulunbuy Corporation provides an asbestos disposal service twice a year, generally in May and October.