Asbestos in Mulch

Asbestos in Mulch

I know many of you are worried about the shocking finding that some mulch used in gardens across Sydney are contaminated with asbestos. The situation is changing rapidly as more testing is done > HERE.

A taskforce has been set up to address the immediate concern and I have asked the environment minister for action to prevent further contamination in the future. Asbestos should be handled by accredited contractors. We need to find out who is responsible for this contamination and hold them accountable.

The EPA has information about the contaminated mulch and the government response, including a form if you have concerns about a specific mulch site > HERE.

The City of Sydney has updated information about the mulch used in garden beds of local parks, including testing being done > HERE. NSW Health has general information about health risks with asbestos > HERE.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!