Asbestos Illegal in Garbage & Drains Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Collection Asbestos (friable) must be abated by professionals and needs special handling to avoid toxic exposure for waste workers, the community, and the environment. S.A.F.E. Collection Center Drop-Off Instructions (for the most up to date instructions, always check first–call 1-800-773-2489)To prepare for drop off follow these guidelines:– Wet (to contain)– Double bag (or a bag 6 ml thick or greater) in plastic bags, seal with duct tape– Clearly label bag “Contains Asbestos Material”– Must be less than 3 ft. in length.– 50 lb limit per bag; 120 lbs per drop off 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. For more information on how to handle or dispose asbestos properly, visit Asbestos.com. 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.