Asbestos

Illegal in Garbage/Recycling & Drains
Hazardous Waste Special Instructions

Asbestos can be taken to the Altamont Landfill. Call before going to confirm hours, requirements and rates.

Altamont Landfill
10840 Altamont Pass Rd Livermore, CA | (925) 455-7300

Asbestos is considered a hazardous waste by the State of California and requires special handling.

It comes in two versions:

  • Friable, which is easily pulverized by hand, includes old insulation and some roofing tiles
  • Non-Friable, which cannot be readily crushed, includes old shingles, siding and floor tiles.

Asbestos material should be bagged or boxed for disposal. 

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.

Let Professionals Remove It

Don’t disturb or attempt to remove asbestos on your own. Allow only a trained and accredited asbestos professional to remove them. 

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.