ASBESTOS removal kits are now available from the Gannawarra Shire.
Mayor Brian Gibson said the kit ensures safe and legal disposal of small amounts of asbestos.
‘‘The kit can be used for the removal of small quantities of less than 10m squared of non-friable asbestos and contains important equipment and instructions to reduce the risk of exposing yourself and others to asbestos fibres,’’ he said.
‘‘The removal kit contains disposable asbestos bags, plastic sheeting, caution stickers, barrier tape, atomiser spray bottle, cloths, PVA glue and personal protective equipment including respiratory protection, disposable overalls, gloves and over boots.
‘‘An instructional DVD is also included in the kit.
“When removing asbestos it is important to protect your health and comply with legislation. For quantities over 10m squared please ensure you use a licensed asbestos removalist.’’
The cost of the kit is $85 which can be paid at the customer service offices.
The kit can then be collected from the Kerang Transfer Station.
For information visit www.gsc.vic.gov.au or 5450 9333.