Disposal of Asbestos

Asbestos containing material (ACM) is accepted at Hartland Landfill. Material containing any concentration of asbestos requires an appointment and laboratory analysis for disposal at Hartland as per the definition of asbestos in Bylaw 3881 (Hartland Landfill Tipping Fee and Regulation Bylaw).

To bring ACM to Hartland complete the following steps:

  1. Remove and package material properly. Read the Removal and Packaging section below for more detailed instructions.
  2. Book a disposal appointment (scheduled Monday-Friday between 9am-2pm) by calling 250.360.3410. Messages are responded to within 24 hours on weekdays.
  3. Have your laboratory analysis paperwork ready to submit.
  4. Transport waste. Review the Transport section below for more details. 
  5. Follow site safety rules upon arrival. All customers bringing asbestos waste must wear a high visibility vest and safety boots due to the presence of equipment at the disposal site. 

Suspension of Accepting Out of Region Asbestos at Hartland Landfill until October 2024

Please be advised that, effective immediately, Hartland Landfill is suspending acceptance of out of region waste asbestos as it exceeds the current operational capacity of the Hartland site. While the CRD has historically accepted out of region asbestos waste as a courtesy to other adjacent regional districts that do not have the ability to dispose of it within their own borders, Hartland Landfill itself is now constrained with its own disposal capacity as we work to prepare the next cell of the landfill. Hartland will be able to resume acceptance of these out of region wastes once the new cell is complete and begins receiving waste and it is expected that the new cell will be complete and in use by October 2024. 

Removal and Packaging

Talk to your contractor before starting a home renovation or demolition or visit our Home Renovations page before starting any work yourself.

Because of the health risks, homeowners should hire abatement professionals to help identify, remove and/or haul asbestos containing materials (ACM). Here is a list of local companies that can assist with surveys, testing and safe removal.

Four steps for packaging:

  1. ACM must be double bagged in labelled 6 mil poly asbestos bags. If a third layer of packaging is used, such as a polyurethane woven bag, it must be used as an innermost layer with double 6ml poly asbestos bags as the outer layers.

  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.


  • 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:

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

Hartland Information

Disposal Appointments

Messages responded to within 24 hours (weekdays)

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. Learn more on our Reno & Demo Waste page.

Cover Your Load

All loads must be covered and secured in order to reduce litter on roadways. Vehicles arriving with uncovered and/or unsecured loads will be charged double the normal fee or be subject to a fine.

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