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If handled incorrectly, certain household products may pose risks to human health or the environment. Find out if your city government provides services to help you remove hazardous wastes such as asbestos, chemicals, and batteries.

What you have to do

Wastes containing more than 0.1% asbestos are classified as hazardous/special wastes and must be treated accordingly.

Any waste containing asbestos or contaminated by asbestos must be packed in double bags and placed in a covered and locked funnel. This includes personal protective equipment (PPE) overalls, overshoes, waste sampling and respiratory protection equipment that may have been contaminated.

If you send the equipment for cleaning, reuse, or disposal, it must be packaged in a suitable container and appropriately labeled.

If you have large asbestos slabs, you should not break them down. Instead, wrap them in polyethylene film and label them. Do not mix with other hazardous materials.


You must clearly label raw asbestos and waste with appropriate warning labels. The label must be firmly affixed or printed directly on the article or its packaging.

Obtain information from the local council.

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