Hazardous Waste Disposal (Toxic Products)

Dispose of Asbestos Safely at the Waste and Recovery Center

To dispose of asbestos at the Waste and Recovery Center, make an appointment at least 12 hours in advance by calling Thurston Public Works at 867-2491 during business hours. Appointments must be scheduled for weekdays only, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

red arrow Note: If you are removing the asbestos yourself, you must get a permit from ORCAA before you start your project.

Wrapping Requirements

1) Thoroughly wet.

2)  Double wrap in six millimeter plastic (not the equivalent) with no air pockets. If you need a bag, contact Jo Evans at the Waste and Recovery Center, (360) 867-2491 or e-mail evansj@co.thurston.wa.us.

asbestos3) Seal with tape.

4) Mark each bag with : "CAUTION, CONTAINS ASBESTOS FIBERS" and with your name, address and daytime phone number.

For the Asbestos Notice, customers must specify what type of material they will be bringing in (friable or non-friable, and whether it is pipe, pipe insulation, tile, etc.)


Click here to see asbestos fees at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center. Asbestos is not accepted at the Rainier or Rochester drop boxes.

For questions regarding the proper handling of asbestos, please call Mark Koster at (360) 867-2578.

Contact Us

Call Thurston County Public Works at (360) 867-2491 or e-mail ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us.


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