What You Need To Know

Your Guide To Asbestos Disposal

When it comes to asbestos, there are rules and regulations to ensure the safety of others and our community. Improper handling of asbestos can result in serious health risks such as mesothelioma cancer, lung cancer and asbestosis. Read on to learn more about how to correctly handle and dispose of items containing asbestos.

What To Look For

So you may be wondering what items contain asbestos. Actually, it's probably more than you think especially if you live in an older home. Commonly found materials that may contain asbestos include:

  • Insulation
  • Flooring materials
  • Ceiling materials
  • Roofing materials
  • Adhesives
  • HVAC ductwork
  • Electrical components
  • Drywall Shingles and siding
  • Plumbing Fireplace materials

How To Properly Dispose of Asbestos Materials

The most important thing you should know is that any asbestos disposal should be ideally handled by a professional to prevent health risks. When disposing of any materials that contain asbestos, it's important to wet the items to prevent the spread of fibers and secure them in plastic bags. From there, these items must be disposed in specific landfills that are regulated. Please call the office for known licensed haulers in our district. For more details on what you need to know about asbestos, click the link below.

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