How to recycle/dispose of asbestos

Learn more about asbestos, including where you might find it in your home, tips for hiring asbestos inspectors and corrective-action professionals, and more.

Non-friable asbestos

Non-friable asbestos incorporated into materials such as asbestos-containing  floor tiles, shingles, and siding, may be included in your regular household trash. It must meet the requirements for home repair debris.

We also accept non-friable asbestos at our Solid Waste Processing Facility and Transfer Station. Please separate your non-friable asbestos products into a trash bag.

Friable asbestos

Friable, or loose, asbestos should only be removed and disposed of by a trained contractor. An example is asbestos insulation.
For more information, including a list of licensed contractors, contact the Maryland Department of the Environment's Air and Radiation Management Administration:

How should I remove and dispose of materials in my home that might contain asbestos?

See the Maryland Department of the Environment's "Frequently asked questions for Homeowners of Single-family residences" (PDF) for more guidance on asbestos-containing materials, including removal recommendations for such materials in your home.

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