Strict procedures will be implemented at the new Cobargo landfill site to allow it to take asbestos from properties burnt in the recent fires.
Bega Valley Shire Council has received approval from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority to turn the fire-damaged Cobargo Transfer Station into a landfill site to take building waste, including asbestos, from damaged properties in the northern part of the shire.
A council spokesperson said the general public will not be allowed to access the site and standard asbestos procedures will be in place.
They said the project is still in the planning phase and could not confirm when it will start accepting waste.
"Disposal will be much more efficient and the risks of carting asbestos across the shire or long distances will be minimised," council's acting director of assets and operations Chris Best said earlier this month.