WHAT IS ASBESTOS?
Asbestos can be found in a variety of materials, please scroll down for some great links on asbestos. Asbestos can be hazardous to your health and requires special handling. If you plan on remodeling or renovating any structure, you may be subject to State and/or Federal regulations requiring inspection for asbestos. Call Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) at (801) 536-4000 for more information.
To dispose of Asbestos at the Logan Landfill, you must fill out the appropriate paperwork prior to bringing asbestos to the landfill.
The disposal fee for Asbestos is: $500.00/ton plus a $17.50/ton special handling fee. Please notify the Logan Landfill 24 hours prior to disposal. The Landfill Scalehouse phone number is (435) 716-9777.
For further questions, please feel free to contact the following individuals:
Logan Landfill Scalehouse: (435) 716-9777
Logan Landfill Manager Carl Francis: (435) 716-9794
Solid Waste Crew Chief Warren Hullinger: (435) 713-6686
UDEQ General Asbestos Question & Certifications: (801) 536-4000
All friable asbestos materials must be brought to an approved dumping area, such as the Logan Landfill for proper disposal. You are not required to hire a certified asbestos removal contractor, however, removing it yourself is strongly NOT recommended as the health risks associated with asbestos are great. The Utah Department of Air Quality (UDEQ) has information on how to properly remove asbestos yourself. Click here for asbestos removal information . The asbestos waste needs to be in a leak-proof airtight container (or for homeowners, at least double bagged) with a label indicating whom, what and where the materials came from. The Logan Landfill needs 24 hours notice for the incoming materials.
For Contractors, Businesses & Rental Properties:
Asbestos containing materials that are regulated or that may become regulated must be removed by a certified asbestos removal contractor to an approved dumping area, such as the Logan Landfill for proper disposal. Regulations require that all friable asbestos materials be placed in a leak-proof airtight container and labeled as to whom, what and where the materials came from. The Logan Landfill needs 24 hours notice for the incoming materials.
YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ASBESTOS AT THESE WEBSITES:
Where can Asbestos be Found? (EPA 2009, click here for the reference)
When Can It Be A Problem? (EPA 2009, click here for the reference & more great information)
KNOWN HEALTH CONCERNS
The inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses which include: malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis (also called pneumoconiosis). Friability in asbestos means that it is susceptible to be airborne. When asbestos is found to be in a state in which it is non- friable and unlikely to become friable, the present trend is to leave it alone. Sometimes removal of non-friable asbestos from buildings can increase rather than decrease the chances for exposure to friable asbestos. If it is found to be friable (crumbling and powdery, or of a type that by its very nature is likely to become airborne), removal is frequently the only answer. If you have asbestos in your house, a certified specialist can remove it for you. Click here for a list of certified specialists in Utah.