Asbestos is a fibrous mineral commonly used as a component in many materials because of its strength and heat-resistant properties . It was widely used in a variety of building materials until 1987 .
GENERAL GUIDELINES: ASBESTOS REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL 14 5.0 Instruction and Training The department shall ensure that any person working on any removal procedure has been certified in asbestos abatement through a recognized training course .
The transportation of waste asbestos requires proper classification, packaging, labeling and documentation . C . Waste asbestos can be disposed of at a local landfill with permission of the municipality (under certain conditions only) or through a registered waste management company .