Asbestos Illegal in Garbage & Drains Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Special Instructions S.A.F.E. Collection Center Drop-Off Instructions (for the most up to date instructions, always check first–call 1-800-773-2489) Asbestos (friable) must be abated by professionals. To prepare for disposal drop off: Wetted (to contain) Double bagged (or a bag 6 ml thick or greater) in plastic bags, sealed with duct tape Bag clearly-labeled “Contains Asbestos Material” Must be less than 3 ft. in length. 50 lb limit per bag; 120 lbs per drop off For small business industrial waste, call 213-485-3764 (Los Angeles businesess only). 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. 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.