Asbestos in soil
Soil can become contaminated with asbestos containing material, either during the removal of asbestos or as a result of existing landfill. Asbestos can be present on a site in various forms: in cement pipes, pits or conduits, as insulation coating on pipelines and underground tanks, or as fragments in the soil.
If you’ve found asbestos in soil, Airsafe’s expert asbestos consultants can help. We start by assessing the site to determine how much contamination there is. Based on this assessment we’ll determine the best way to remediate the site. Our recommendations will reflect the level of hazard and the proposed use of the land, ensuring environmental and planning legislative requirements are complied with.
For help with asbestos in soil, call Airsafe on (02) 9555 9034.
When managing, treating and disposing of waste, it’s important to know what kind of waste you’re dealing with. By classifying waste into one of six groups, we can manage any risks to human health and the environment, and ensure that the waste ends up at an appropriately licensed landfill.
Airsafe consultants are experts at assessing and classifying soil and other waste streams prior to disposal.
For help with waste classification, call Airsafe on (02) 9555 9034.
Virgin Excavated Natural Material (VENM)
Virgin Excavated Natural Material (VENM) refers to excavated material (such as clay, gravel, sand, soil or rock) that meets criteria defined in Schedule 1 of the Protection of the Environment and Operations Act 1997. These criteria include not being mixed with other waste, and not being excavated from a contaminated area.
Airsafe’s expert consultants can assess whether excavated waste material is VENM, and provide options for VENM recycling or disposal.
For help with assessing VENM, call Airsafe on (02) 9555 9034.