Planning a Home Renovation?

Renovating homes that contain asbestos products can cause microscopic fibres to be released into the air which may cause serious health problems, including lung disease and cancer. Did you know...that up until the late 1990s, more than 3,000 products containing asbestos and other hazardous materials were used in house construction? Read more >>

Common items that contain asbestos:

  • Drywall, gypsum board, water proof board
  • Vinyl sheet flooring, vinyl tiles, linoleum
  • Plaster, lath, textured surface coating
  • Tile, grout, mastics and applied adhesives
  • Paper-backed fibreglass and rock wool insulation
  • Stucco, cement board, transite board and paneling
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Octagonal and hexagonal multi-layered roofing shingles, roofing felt
  • Outside deck under sheeting
  • Furnace and boiler materials, ductwork, fibreboard
  • Artificial fireplaces, kilns
  • Fire proof board
  • Asbestos cement pipe
  • Vermiculite

Three Tips to be Reno Safe and Waste Wise

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1. Plan Ahead and Protect Yourself

Homeowners and contractors need to take precautions when disturbing or handling asbestos containing materials (ACM). To protect you and your family, hire a qualified professional to identify asbestos and other hazardous materials before you renovate. Hazardous materials are identified through a Hazardous Materials Survey (HazMat Survey). Here is a list of local companies that can assist with surveys, testing and safe removal.

2. Sort Your Wastes

Before you load up the truck learn about:

  • Hartland landfill bans, reuse/recycling options and special handling requirements. Common materials banned from disposal include drywall, metal ducting, thermostats, concrete, etc.
  • Asbestos disposal - Hartland accepts properly packaged ACM for disposal. Appointments are required. Read more >>

3. Get pre-approved for disposal

planned-disposalBefore heading to the landfill, get pre-approved to ensure your remaining waste material will be accepted. This step confirms hazardous items like asbestos, drywall, thermostats and recyclables have been removed.

To get pre-approved for disposal at Hartland:

Once you have received a pre-approval number you can take your waste to Hartland during normal operating hours.

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Pollution Prevention

Tips to prevent activities such as painting, paint removal and power washing from polluting our local creeks and shorelines.

  • All paints, solvents and adhesives contain chemicals that are harmful to aquatic life in our waterways. Read more >>
  • Prevent wash water from outside power washing activities from flowing into storm drains or ditches. Read more >>
  • Report a spill or dumping into a storm drain. Read more >>

Questions? Contact Us

1.800.663.4425 local 3030
Disposal Appointments: 250.360.3410