Asbestos

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FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Mattress Collection Event (Hercules, CA) – ONE DAY ONLY!

Saturday, June 22, 2024

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The West Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste Facility is not an asbestos disposal site for businesses.

However, residents may dispose of incidental asbestos from homeowner projects for a one-time only basis, with the following requirements:

  • Only up to three (3) quantity 32-gallon bags, all clearly labeled as “Asbestos”;
  • Asbestos must be double bagged and wetted down;
  • Bags may not be over 24” in length; and
  • Each bag can only be 25 pounds or less.

As a resident, if you have more to remove or dispose of than alllowed, be sure to contact a trained and accredited asbestos professional to remove it and dispose of it properly. Don’t disturb or attempt to remove on your own. 

 

Learn more about the harmful effects of asbestos exposure from The Mesothelioma Center at: Asbestos Exposure

In addition, here is information on handling and a helpful Disposal Guide which covers important topics such as:

  • How to Handle Asbestos
  • How Asbestos is Recycled
  • Asbestos Safety

Asbestos Exposure Guide: Occupations, Products & Health Risks

 

Harmful When It's Worn Down

Damaged asbestos may release harmful fibers. If the asbestos fibers are torn or have abrasions or water damage, call a professional to remove the material. Find out how to stay safe.

Keep Children Away

Avoid spending time in a room that contains damaged asbestos. Clear children and pets from the room to keep them safe from asbestos fibers.