Asbestos

Asbestos is NOT accepted at the WSWMD.

Asbestos, both friable and non-friable, is harmful because the material can cause respiratory damage if inhaled.

If the asbestos is friable (easily crumbled), such as in pipe insulation, it must be handled by an asbestos abatement contractor. Look in the Yellow Pages under "Asbestos Abatement & Removal" or Asbestos Consulting & Testing."

If the asbetsos is non-friable (such as found in siding, flooring tiles and roofing shingles) it may be removed wet and disposed of directly in a landfill permitted to accept asbestos.