Asbestos Disposal

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral and was used in a variety of products.

Asbestos containing items are highly toxic and can cause mesothelioma cancer.

Household Non-Friable Asbestos Disposal @ Pope/Douglas

Pope/Douglas is able to accept household-only non-friable asbestos containing items.

Items accepted include:

Dispose through Pope/Douglas Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

  • Solidified roof tars with asbestos
  • Solidified plastic cement with asbestos
  • Solidified adhesives with asbestos
  • Aluminum roof coating with asbestos

Items not accepted:

Must be managed through the friable asbestos disposal option.

  • Intact or pulverized asbestos containing tiles and shingles
  • Insulation with asbestos
  • Other building materials
Household Friable Asbestos Disposal

Pope/Douglas does not accept friable asbestos materials.

Instructions for disposal below.

Step One: Prepare the Material

  • ‘Wet’ the tiles/insulation/etc with spray bottle filled with water.
  • Use – 2 – 6 mil poly bags to contain the ‘wetted’ tiles/insulation/etc.
  • Tie up poly bags.
  • Tape up seams of poly bags and opening area with heavy duty packing tape

Step Two: Drop-Offs

  • Douglas County Demolition and Disposal – 320-763-4712
    • Service to transport asbestos materials to the Morrison County landfill for a fee.
  • Morrison County Landfill – Little Falls – 320-632-1944

Manifests are not needed for household-generated materials.  Materials must be properly prepared for disposal.

Household Generated Asbestos Guidance

MPCA Asbestos Program

This program works to prevent emissions of asbestos-containing materials during both renovation and demolition projects.

The program includes specific regulations for inspecting for asbestos, what asbestos needs to removed and when, and emission control procedures used to control asbestos fibers during the actual removal.

Regulations also cover transporting, packaging and disposing of asbestos.

Households should review MPCA documents prior to project start.

Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary

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