Resident removes dumped asbestos

Jims Fencing franchisee Dean Watson and employee Allan Rodrigues with the asbestos.
Jims Fencing franchisee Dean Watson and employee Allan Rodrigues with the asbestos.

Nigel and Natalie Robertson, who are Jims Fencing employees and licensed by WorkSafe to remove asbestos, notified the City of Canning but wanted it gone quickly from the laneway at the end of Fairfield Gardens for the safety of the community.

Mr Robertson and his employers dressed in overalls, breathing masks and boots, appropriately wrapped the asbestos and took it took the Armadale landfill site.

‘It’s been pretty complicated for such a simple thing, that was what we were worried about, that nothing was going to be done, so I thought I’m not leaving it there to be a hazard in the community,’ Mr Robertson said.

‘We just thought to get rid of it as quickly as possible ” we’re just as responsible as the next person.’

The City of Canning told the Canning Times the land was owned by the Public Transport Authority, who after examining the site, said was owned by Brookfield Rail and passed on the notification.

Brookfield Rail confirmed the asbestos was on its land. A spokesperson said the company sent an inspector to investigate but the asbestos had already been removed.