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 I house construction? Read more >>
Common items that contain asbestos:
- Vinyl sheet flooring/ vinyl floor tile
- Drywall joint compound
- Ceiling tile
- Textured ceiling coat
- Furnace, central heating duct taping, wrap and gaskets
- Cement panels (transite)
- Cement board
Three Tips to be Reno Safe and Waste Wise
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
Before 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:
- Complete an application for disposal of clean renovation or demolition waste:
- Submit your HazMat survey or lab results with your application.
Once you have received a pre-approval number you can take your waste to Hartland during normal operating hours.