Although it was used for decades as an insulator and fire-proofing material, asbestos is now recognized to be a powerful carcinogen. If you have an older factory, refinery or pipeline network that's being demolished, remodeled, renovated or expanded, you must carefully inspect it for the presence of asbestos before proceeding. And if asbestos is found, you need help from experienced experts to remove the material safely and within established environmental guidelines.

As North America's leading environmental services organization, WM has the knowledge and experience to evaluate your facility's asbestos situation and devise an abatement and removal strategy that will result in minimal interference with your day-to-day activities. Our asbestos removal experts can safely remove all asbestos-containing materials from your property, including:

  • In-wall insulation
  • Floor tiles
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Ductwork
  • Pipe wrappings
  • Equipment blankets

We will test all suspected materials before disturbing them to confirm the presence of asbestos. If asbestos is detected, we will carefully isolate the area in question to prevent the spread of asbestos particles during removal. Then our asbestos removal experts, wearing sealed haz-mat suits, will carefully remove and contain the asbestos-bearing materials, using powerful vacuums to capture any errant particles from the air. Finally, our experts will thoroughly clean the area to remove any trace particles that may still linger. When the process is complete, you can proceed with any construction or renovation work secure that the area is asbestos-free.

All WM asbestos abatement and removal is conducted within the strictest guidelines as established by the EPA.