Disposing Of Hazardous Materials With A Hauling Pacific Grove CA Company

by | Jun 21, 2013 | Home and Garden

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When working on a renovation project for a home or business, demolition and hauling are big expenses to consider. You need a specialized Hauling Pacific Grove CA company to dispose of asbestos, concrete, shingles, roofing, siding, and windows. When complying with the state and federal regulations for disposal and hauling, a company will practice safe and thorough methods. Each project should be handled with proper attention to environmental compliance and recycling standards.

If a product that you are disposing of contains any of the six fibrous materials that are considered part of the asbestos family, certain precautions must be taken. Asbestos was popular in building projects until the late 1970’s when it was discovered to be toxic to human health in the area of lung and respiratory problems. It was extremely popular because it was durable as well as fire retardant. Popular products such as shingles, tiles, ceiling insulation, cement and even car parts were made out of the material.

Specifically, when it comes to asbestos, there are strict guidelines in the way it can be hauled. A detailed fact sheet comes from the DTSC, or Department of Toxic Substances Control, in how to transport and dispose of the toxic material. In addition, there is the Toxic Substance Control Act and the Clean Air Act, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that all have rules regarding the proper disposal of asbestos material.

Once these rules have been adhered to on how to package and haul the material you have to abide by certain restrictions within a landfill to determine if you can dispose of the materials there. The landfill must be authorized by the Regional Water Quality Control Board to accept this material. A professional Hauling Pacific Grove CA company will also be able to verify with the local Air Quality Management District if they are accepting such waste. Before a landfill will accept your toxic materials, this needs to be verified with your district.

Asbestos is considered harmful if exposed to it under certain conditions. Intact fibrous materials do not necessarily pose a risk. It is when the materials are broken down and are exposed is it considered a health hazard. Rules govern the breaking down and containment of the material to protect from airborne exposure.