Disposal of Asbestos

Asbestos containing material (ACM) is accepted at Hartland Landfill.

Here is what's required:

  • A disposal appointment, contact Hartland at 250.360.3410
  • Laboratory analysis of material
  • A completed Out-of-region Disposal Request Form for ACM generated from outside the capital region
  • Review of information below

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of mineral fibres that resist fire, heat and electricity. It was used up until 1990 in thousands of building materials as it was a value-added product resistant to weathering and fire. Renovation and demolition of older houses containing asbestos products can release hazardous asbestos fibres into the air. Inhalation of asbestos fibres can lead to lung scarring and cancer, and can be fatal.

Common materials containing asbestos:

  • Drywall with joint compound/mud
  • Stucco
  • Plaster and textured surface coats
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Paper-backed vinyl/linoleum/sheet flooring
  • Mastics (applied adhesives)
  • Grout, mortar, levelling compound
  • Paper-backed fiberglass/rock wool insulation
  • Vermiculite, blown-in/loose insulation
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Ducting insulation, duct wrap, ductwork
  • Octagonal/hexagonal multi-layered roofing shingles, roofing felt
  • Deck under-sheeting
  • Furnace or boiler materials
  • Artificial fireplaces and kilns
  • Cement board, transite board, fibreboard
  • Fire-proof board
  • Asbestos cement pipe

Removal and Packaging

Talk to your contractor before starting a home renovation or demolition. Because of the health risks, homeowners should hire abatement professionals to identify, remove and haul asbestos containing materials (ACM). Here is a list of local companies that can assist with surveys, testing and safe removal.

List of hazardous materials survey, testing and removal service providers

Four steps for packaging:

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  1. ACM must be double bagged in labelled 6 mil poly asbestos bags

  2. The bags must be goose-neck tied

  3. The tie should be sealed with duct tape

  4. The outside of the bags must be wiped down

Asbestos bags are available at safety supply stores.

Transport

  • All loads must be covered and secured in order to reduce litter on roadways. Those vehicles arriving with uncovered and/or unsecured loads will be charged double the normal fee.
  • Homeowners can transport ACM to the landfill in their own vehicle as long as the load is properly bagged and sealed and it weighs less than 1,000 kg (multiple load volumes must not exceed this limit in a 30 day period).
  • Loads being transported by commercial haulers will require a waste manifest and the driver/vehicle must be licensed to haul ACM. In addition, loads greater than 1,000 kg need to be registered (have a BCG number) with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV).

More information:

Safety at Disposal Site

All customers must wear high visibility vests and safety boots, due to the presence of equipment at the ACM disposal site.

Renovation and Demolition Waste

Hartland Landfill accepts clean (non-asbestos containing) renovation waste for disposal through a pre-approval application for residential loads, and through a clean demo permit for commercial and/or self tipping loads. Read more>>

Hartland Information

WorksafeBC Resources

Questions? Contact Us

Email
250.360.3030
1.800.663.4425 local 3030
Disposal Appointments: 250.360.3410