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Asbestos Sources

Which Materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely and frequently used in many different construction materials, some of which might surprise you. Here are some of the common materials contaminated by asbestos:

  Adhesives – roofing sealant, duct tape, furnace cement, construction mastic, etc.

  Insulation – acoustic tiles, loose-fill insulation, spray-on insulation, etc.

   Fireproofing – tile, grout, mortar, etc.

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Common Asbestos-Containing Materials

The Capital Region District (CRD) has created this list of materials that potentially pose an asbestos risk. Pre-approval is required to dispose of them at the Hartland Landfill:

Drywall with joint compound/mud


Plaster and textured surface coats

Vinyl floor tiles

Paper-backed vinyl/linoleum/sheet flooring

Mastics (applied adhesives)

Grout, mortar, levelling compound

Paper-backed fiberglass/rock wool insulation

Vermiculite, blown-in/loose insulation

Ceiling tiles

Ducting insulation, duct wrap, ductwork

Octagonal/hexagonal multi-layered roofing shingles, roofing felt

Deck under-sheeting

Furnace or boiler materials

Artificial fireplaces and kilns

Cement board, Transite board, fibreboard

Fire-proof board

Potential sources of asbestos in the home

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