Authorities determined to recycle construction waste have been accused of laying the foundations for future asbestos victims by industry insiders.
Perth contractors have complained that they are accumulating large stockpiles of construction waste which they cannot resell because there is no market for it and cannot dump because it’s too expensive. Government has raised landfill fees by more than 500 per cent.
Some contractors say the government is being reckless by allowing recycled construction waste products to have 0.001 per cent asbestos. Read more at http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/the-problems-perth-businesses-face-recycling-asbestos-construction-waste/news-story/dc50a4f707771eeb7f736b4117858b3a