Illegally dumped waste in Bayswater thought to contain asbestos

The dumped asbestos in Bayswater.
The dumped asbestos in Bayswater.

A PILE of fence parts, thought to contain asbestos, was illegally dumped in Bayswater town centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The rubbish was dumped in the laneway behind the IGA store and Thai Esarn restaurant on Beechboro Road South.

Bayswater resident Ryan Doyle was walking along the laneway Saturday morning to take his seven-year-old daughter to the park, when she picked up something that looked like asbestos.

He was concerned and called City of Bayswater rangers.

Mayor Barry McKenna said the City arranged for an asbestos removal contractor to remove the fence parts.

“The dumped materials have not been tested to confirm the presence of asbestos; however there are materials that are indicative of asbestos and are being treated as such,” he said.

“Illegal dumping of this type within the City of Bayswater is sporadic in nature and generally not a significant issue.

“There are issues with the dumping of furniture and unwanted items on residential verges and the City is required to dispose of such material if the offender cannot be identified.”

A man, who did not want to be identified, said he was looking after the house for a friend and heard a noise about 1am on Saturday.

He said the pile of rubble meant cars could not exit the property.

If you have information about the dumping, call 1300 360 333.