Disposal of asbestos in Boston is governed by complex state and federal regulations because of the severe health risks involved. Removing it safely and putting it into an approved landfill is part of our job as a state certified asbestos company.
The Massachusetts’ Department of Environmental Protection calls asbestos a "special waste" material, which means it requires specific precautions for removal, storage and transport. The danger is that lung-damaging dust can be released when this material is handled or taken away incorrectly. We have the proven knowledge and experience you need for hassle-free asbestos abatement.
We Do It Right
Disposal of asbestos is a serious matter that requires expertise and certification. Property owners, building owners and realtors who have used our services since 1987 know we will take care of everything: permitting, notification, testing, handling and transport to an approved landfill.
Why All the Precautions?
You can’t just dump asbestos in the trash can; in fact, that’s illegal. Proper asbestos removal is mandatory if it becomes airborne. It is very dense and long lasting, qualities that make it useful in building but dangerous to the body.
The dust lodges in the lungs and causes deadly pulmonary diseases that won’t show up for 10-40 years after exposure. The danger is worse for smokers and increases with repeated exposure.
If the fiber is impregnated in other stable materials, there is usually no need to remove it. But if you plan to disturb it through home remodeling or upgrades to your heating system, you will need an asbestos company to oversee abatement and safe disposal.
We are Massachusetts DOS licensed and certified asbestos abatement contractors. We will contain and remove it safely, and take it to the approved landfill. You never have to worry about improper disposal of asbestos when you hire us!
We're also fully insured, bonded and family-owned. We care about the local environment!
Do Not Remove It Yourself!
Unfortunately we have seen many homeowners make a costly and hazardous mistake by removing their own asbestos materials. They think it is no big deal. But it is a very big deal. Local landfills and trash removal companies who identify asbestos containing materials in the ordinary trash notify state regulators, the DEP gets involved, fines and fees are applied and it becomes a costly mess. Call us for any asbestos removal needs you have.
The process involves steps that fall under state and federal guidelines which include:
Wetting – This means dampening the material before sealing it in double heavy-duty bags for transport to the landfill. This prevents air contamination before asbestos removal in Boston.
Sealing – If it’s bonded up in some other material, the fiber must be securely packaged. If it’s friable – meaning it’s powdery or can be crumbled – it must be put in a special sealed container.
Each package must display the proper identifying and warning labels required by DEP, DOS, OSHA, DOT and EPA.
Transport – The vehicles we use to take the discarded material to an approved landfill are correctly covered and leak proof. No stray dust will get into the atmosphere.
The state requires specified regulatory notification of asbestos removal within 10 days, and it regulates all work practices to avoid fibers from being released into the air. A state agent inspects demolition and renovation projects, and monitors the phases of asbestos abatement and removal. We have earned full state certification in all areas of removal and disposal of asbestos.
When the job is complete, the customer is provided closeout documents; which include a completion letter describing the scope of work and certified lab results of the independent air testing. Completion Certification allows you to list your home with total confidence.
We offer disposal of asbestos in Boston, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.