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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.

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

  • Stucco

  • 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

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