Does your Construction & Renovation Waste Contain Asbestos?
Protect Yourself and Your Workers from Asbestos Exposure
Unprotected workers exposed to Asbestos-contaminated air can breathe in the fibers which may cause serious health problems, such as lung disease and cancer. Demolition or renovation projects, in pre-1990 buildings, often produce Asbestos-containing materials which require proper disposal.
As of November 1, 2016 the Pemberton Transfer Station no longer accepts drywall, due to space, employee saftey concerns and high costs for transport and disposal to New Westminister, BC. For more details on the recent changes at the Pemberton Transfer Station, please refer to the News Release.
Residents or contractors wishing to dispose of newer (post-1990) asbestos-free gypsum (drywall) can take it to the Whistler Transfer Station in the Callaghan Valley. Waste asbestos drywall is defined as hazardous waste under the BC Environmental Management Act, and must be assessed, handled, disposed of, and transported according to the provincial Hazardous Waste Regulation.
To ensure a safe work environment at the Whistler Transfer Station,
Drywall must be:
- Date stamped or accompanied by an analytical test indicating that “no trace” of asbestos was found; and
- Clean of any texture coat or drywall joint compounds.
For acceptance conditions of drywall at the Whistler Transfer Station please refer to the Carney's Waste Systems website, the managers of the Whistler Transfer Station.
For acceptance of Asbestos at the Lillooet Landfill please complete the Asbestos Disposal Form.
Find more information from Work Safe BC on the Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos.
Should contractors or residents discover through analytical testing that they are dealing with older waste (pre-1990) asbestos drywall, please review the Province’s Hazardous Waste Regulation or contact an asbestos abatement company to deal with this hazardous material on your behalf.
Asbestos Testing and/or Abatement Companies
|Company (click for webiste)||Phone||Address|
|ABI Hazmat Corp||(778) firstname.lastname@example.org||429 Mt Paul Way, Kamloops, BC|
|ACM Environmental||(604) email@example.com||217-2323 Quebec St, Vancouver|
|Asbestos Free Whistler||(604) 905-8680||AsbestosFreeWhistler@gmail.com||38928 Production Way, Squamish, BC.|
|Cantest||(604) 734-7276||click here||4606 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC.|
|Epoch Analytical||(604) firstname.lastname@example.org||#19-61 Fawcett Rd, Coquitlam, BC|
|Kinetic OHS||(604) 988- email@example.com||359 Lyann Ave, North Vancouver, BC.|
|On Side Restorationfirstname.lastname@example.org||Squamish, BC and Kamloops, BC|
|ServiceMASTER Restore||(778) email@example.com||1366 Hugh Allan Drive, Suite 106, Kamloops, BC.|
|TSS Total Safety Services INC.||(604) 292-4700||click here|
112-4595 Canada Way
|Wes-Har Asbestos & Analysis||(604) firstname.lastname@example.org||13988 Maycrest Way #115, Richmond, BC.|
|WINMAR Property Restoration Specialist||(604) email@example.com||106 – 39012 Discovery Way, Squamish, BC.|
DISCLAIMER: List of local service providers
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has not evaluated, screened or reviewed the above service providers and cannot endorse, recommend or approve them. This is not a comprehensive list, and we welcome service providers not on this list to phone 604-894-6371 or 1-800-298-7753 if they wish to be included. (The SLRD recommends that you thoroughly assess any service provider and compile a written contract with them prior to retaining them for any service.)
Does the house your working on contain asbestos?