Asbestos Disposal

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Asbestos is made up of microscopic mineral fibers that easily become airborne and inhaled during construction projects. Exposure to airborne asbestos is associated with lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis ("black lung") and other cancers.

Disposal of asbestos-containing building materials is strictly prohibited at all Lane County transfer stations.

Lane County Waste Management accepts asbestos-containing materials for disposal at Short Mountain Landfill ONLY. Loads must be property prepared and labeled before delivery to the landfill.

Disposal of Asbestos-Containing Building Materials

Disposal of asbestos-containing building materials is strictly prohibited at all Lane County transfer stations. 

Disposal of asbestos materials can be arranged with Short Mountain Landfill. Material must be properly prepared and labeled before delivery to the landfill.

Disposal of Asbestos at Short Mountain Landfill

Lane County accepts asbestos-containing building materials for disposal at Short Mountain Landfill (SML) ONLY.

Loads must be properly prepared and labeled in accordance with federal law before they are delivered to the landfill. Please call (541) 682-4120 in advance of your delivery for disposal instructions, hours of operation and pricing.

Here are steps you can take to prepare your load of asbestos-containing building materials for delivery to Short Mountain Landfill.

1. Use an accredited asbestos inspector to survey your project for materials that contain asbestos.
2. Have any suspect materials tests by an analytical lab.
3. Fill out an LRAPA ASN-4 Asbestos Waste Shipment Form.
4. Bring analytical report with your load to show the results of asbestos-containing materials.


Handling Asbestos and Safe Asbestos Removal

Asbestos that is disturbed in a demolition or remodeling project can become airborne and pose a danger to you and others. For information about asbestos and asbestos abatement, visit Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) or email.


Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA)

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency works to protect public health, community well-being and the environment as a leader and advocate for the improvement and maintenance of air quality in Lane County.

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