Do you need to get rid of some asbestos? If so, we at Pink Bins have introduced a new product that enables you to do so easily and safely.
The dangers of asbestos
Due to its fire, chemical and noise-resistant properties, asbestos was once a widely used building material. However, we now know that it is dangerous stuff. Consequently, asbestos has been banned since 1 October 2016.
Here are some of the health issues asbestos can cause when a person breathes in its fibres:
- scarring of lung tissue
- tumours and cancers around the lungs or intestine
- thickening of membranes around the lungs
- lung, larynx and ovary cancer.
How to remove asbestos
Until recently, to remove asbestos, you’d have to order a skip bin from a waste removal company and then line the bin with plastic sheeting to WorkSafe standards. This method is time-consuming and expensive.
Now, though, there is another option: Hazibags.
What are Hazibags?
Hazibags are purpose-built polypropylene bags with inbuilt plastic lining. They come in three sizes:
- 1 m³ ($610 inc GST)
- 1.5 m³ ($755 inc GST)
- 3 m³ ($990 inc GST).
What else do you get?
When removing asbestos, it is essential to protect yourself. So, when you order a Hazibag, you’ll receive instructions, a safety kit (which includes a safety suit and breathing apparatus) and a zip tie so that the bag can’t be opened once you’ve filled it up.
How to use a Hazibag
After you’ve filled your Hazibag with asbestos, throw in your safety suit and breathing apparatus, and then seal the bag with a zip tie. A Pink Bins driver will then pick up the Hazibag and take it to a landfill to be buried.
Can anyone order a Hazibag?
To remove asbestos from a property legally, you must be the homeowner. If you don’t own the property where there is asbestos, you are required to call in a licensed professional.
Are Hazibags always the best option?
The maximum capacity of a Hazibag is 3 m³; however, if you have more than 3 m³ of asbestos to remove, you can order as many bags as you need. In a situation where you have an excessive amount of asbestos to get rid of, though, a skip bin is probably best.