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On July 12, 1989 the US EPA issued a final rule banning most asbestos containing products.  As such, homes built after this date have less suspect Asbestos Containing Material (ACM).

To protect our employees and customers, Metro Waste Authority requires suspect ACM and ACM material to be safely packaged prior to disposal. This includes ACM from residential structures that may not require such packaging.

There are two options to confirm suspect ACM:

Option #1
Suspect ACM can simply be packaged and labeled as ACM.

  • Packing Requirements
    • All material must be double bagged
    • Bags must be:
      • 6-mil or greater when double (for example, each bag can be 3-mil, but material is double bagged)
      • Goose-necked before sealing (see pictures)
      • No larger than 42-gallon bagsbagged photo 2

Option #2
Suspect ACM can be tested to determine if it contains ACM. If it contains less than 1% ACM it can be disposed without special packaging. If it contains more than 1% ACM it needs to be specially packaged in accordance to the packing requirements above. 

Companies that offer ACM testing:bagged photo 1

  • Techtron
    Samantha Bodnar | 515.639.8087
    2650 106th St., Suite 105
    Urbandale, IA 50322

  • Eurofins EMLab P&K
    Mike Deese | 317.376.5572 | mdeese@emlabpk.comBagged photo 3
    1815 West Diehl Rd., Suite 800
    Naperville, IL 60563 |

  • EMSL Analytical Inc.
    3410 Winnetka Ave.
    New Hope, MN 55427