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Disposing of Asbestos

If you have material that contains asbestos, it can be disposed of at Advanced Disposal Seven Mile Creek Landfill on County Highway Q in the Town of Seymour.  You must call the landfill at 715-830-0284 at least 24 hours in advance of bringing it.  As of October, 2014, the charges for landfilling asbestos are as follows:

Profile fee: $70.00

Disposal fee: $236.80 per ton, if less than a ton it will be approximately $8.50 per pound.

All loads of asbestos must be weighed in and out and will be billed accordingly.

Background Information

Asbestos is a fibrous material that is found in hundreds of products because it is fire resistant and insulates well. It was very common in the United States from 1940 - 1975 when it was used in numerous home products such as roofing shingles, blown-in insulation, insulation on heating ducts and boiler pipes, siding and floor tiles.

However, because asbestos fibers are known to cause cancer, asbestos use in the country has steeply declined. Many businesses and governments have removed asbestos from their buildings to reduce liability, and many realtors advise home owners to do likewise.  For more information visit www.asbestos.com or www.mesotheliomaguide.com to learn more about asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure.

Testing for Asbestos

If you suspect that you have asbestos in your home, the only way you can know for sure is to have the material tested.  However, you may wish to first talk with a Certified Asbestos Supervisor in the Eau Claire City/County Health Department by calling 715-839-4718.  If there is a possibility your material contains asbestos, you will be directed to the Wisconsin Occupational Health Lab in Madison at 800-446-0403.  The lab will instruct you on collecting the sample and how to send it to them.  A normal sample costs $36.00 and it takes up to 5-7 days to get the results.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has extensive information on their website at:
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Demo/Asbestos.html

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a colored publication of common areas where asbestos may be hidden. Visit tier website for a copy of this publication:
http://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/am/am327.pdf