Asbestos

Asbestos Disposal at the Campbell River Waste Management Center is suspended until further notice. 

Asbestos Disposal Options

Residents and licensed waste haulers of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) can use the Regional District of Nanaimo’s (RDN) solid waste facilities for the safe and appropriate disposal of asbestos containing materials.
This temporary option is provided through a partnership between the RDN and the CVRD. It enables residential and commercial loads of asbestos to be dropped off at the RDN’s Regional Landfill. Residential customers may also drop off asbestos at the RDN’s Church Road Transfer Station. 

Asbestos is accepted at the Nanaimo Regional Landfill on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10 am and 2 pm. Loads over 1,000 kg require a waste manifest and licensed hauler. To make an appointment at the Regional Landfill, please call 250-722-2044 ext. 3221. Residential loads to a maximum of 2 bags, per day, can be taken to Church Road Transfer Station in Parksville without an appointment. For hours of operation, please visit www.rdn.bc.ca/solid-waste-disposal-facilities


When dropping off asbestos, RDN and WorkSafe BC guidelines and regulations must be followed. Material must be double bagged in 6 mil poly asbestos bags, goose-neck tied, and sealed with duct tape. Material that is not properly bagged will not be accepted. For more information, please visit: www.rdn.bc.ca/asbestos-disposal

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was used extensively in the construction industry from the 1950s to the 1990s because of its high strength and resistance to heat, fire and chemical damage. It is found in over 3000 products including spray applied fireproofing, mechanical insulation, vermiculite, linoleum, floor tiles, drywall taping compound and a variety of other materials. Because it's found in so many common building products, it can be a danger hiding in plain sight in many homes.


When asbestos is disturbed during a demo or reno, it becomes a danger to everyone working on your property. Inhalation of asbestos contaminated air is a major health risk and can lead to serious and chronic health problems such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural thickening. From 2006 to 2015, 584 workers died in B.C. from diseases related to asbestos exposure, and more than 400 workers reported being exposed to asbestos in 2015. For information on Mesothelioma and the risks of do it yourself asbestos removal, please visit www.asbestos.com.

Asbestos should only be removed by a qualified professional. To contact a professional for testing, abatement, removal or disposal of asbestos containing materials please click here.