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How To: Dispose Of Asbestos After Abatement


After asbestos removal, abatement professionals take the materials to a landfill qualified to receive the waste. Different states and regions have their own protocols for dropping off asbestos waste.

In many cases, an asbestos abatement contractor should wet the asbestos-containing materials and encase them in plastic before transportation to a disposal site. At the designated disposal site, packaged asbestos is buried.


Can Asbestos Be Recycled?

In some cases, asbestos may be recycled. Asbestos is recycled using high heat, which eventually converts the fibers into an inert silicate glass. The high temperature destroys asbestos fibers and makes the asbestos non-hazardous.

In one study, researchers reported submerging metals with asbestos coverings into a sodium hydroxide (NaOH) bath. The asbestos turned into a silica gel that could be turned into glass. The metals were also recycled.

Researchers are still developing the technology and process to recycle asbestos. The ability to recycle asbestos can help decrease the cost of asbestos disposal and prevent the improper disposal of asbestos materials.


Improper Abatement and Illegal Dumping of Asbestos Products

If individuals attempt to get rid of asbestos without hiring a professional abatement contractor, they may face consequences. Individuals who illegally dump asbestos may be fined and penalized. Instances of asbestos dumping have resulted in large fines and jail time.

Asbestos abatement companies can also face fines if they do not comply with laws and procedures. Improper abatement may cause occupational exposure and put the public at risk of exposure.

It’s important to dispose of asbestos according to regulations to maintain public safety. When asbestos is not taken to the recommended sites, people may be unnecessarily exposed.

If a person believes improper asbestos disposal has taken place, they can contact:

  • The EPA on its website or by calling 1-800-368-5888

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on its website or by calling 800-321-6742

  • The state or regional Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)


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