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7. Waste Disposal
Disposal of asbestos waste is becoming increasingly expensive and subject to more and more stringent regulations. In these circumstances, the best solution is to avoid, or minimize to the extent possible, the amount of waste created by adopting the most efficient production techniques, including recycling. Where it is impossible to avoid the creation of waste, it must be handled, transported and disposed of in accordance with national regulations or international practices.
7.1 Hard waste
7.2 Friable waste
Friable waste should be put in properly labelled, translucent bags (polyethylene) with a minimum thickness of 6 mil. Bags should be sealed immediately after filling, and stored in an area where they cannot be broken or otherwise disturbed. Where activities involving the disturbance of friable waste are likely to generate airborne fibres at concentrations which exceed permissible exposure limit values, workers should be equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment.
If there are no landfills specifically approved for friable asbestos waste in your country the best alternative is to use an industrial waste disposal site with a specific approval for asbestos containing waste. In case such should be neither available nor feasible, use a sanitary waste fill that meets the conditions required for disposal of asbestos-containing waste and look for an official approval.
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