People and businesses that illegally transport or dump asbestos in NSW will face on-the-spot fines of up to $15,000 under tough new penalties.
The state government on Wednesday said fines will increase tenfold for individuals and corporations as part of a crackdown on rogue operators.
From May, construction and demolition waste facilities will also be subject to tighter inspection controls, more stringent waste storage rules and constant video monitoring.
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They'll also have to provide proof their staff are properly trained.
"It is a top priority that stronger penalties act as a deterrent and that waste facility operators improve the way they manage construction and demolition waste," Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said in a statement.
The government will also offer a 75 per cent levy discount for some types of waste that meet specific requirements.