Work with legacy engineered stone

8 July 2024

The nationwide ban on engineered stone came into effect on 1 July.

All work with engineered stone in the manufacturing, supply, processing, and installation of benchtops, panels and slabs must already have ceased, even if contracts were entered into prior to the ban date.

The ban does not apply to the removal, repair, minor modification, or disposal of engineered stone installed prior to the ban on 1 July 2024. When you undertake such permitted work with legacy engineered stone you are required to notify Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ). You must notify WHSQ using the form on their website.

The disposal of engineered stone held in stock will be in line with existing jurisdictional waste management requirements. It’s best to check the advice from your local council or waste provider on disposing of such stock. However, we can confirm that engineered stone can be disposed of without the waste levy until 30 June 2025.

For further advice, contact our Work Health and Safety team.

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