Service Announcement: Memorial Day, Monday May 27th

There will be no change in collection service, all routes will run on schedule, however our main office will be closed.
Transfer Station: Open regular Monday hours — 7 am to 5 pm

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Asbestos Guidelines for DIY Home Remodeling

Photo 1Col Transfer Station Asbestos Diy Remodel

Rules specific to home remodeling jobs, not commercial-scale projects.

Please Note: If you are bringing the materials below to the Transfer Station, your materials must be accompanied with lab or test results from certified facility below, stating that the load is asbestos free.
Neilson Research
245 South Grape Street | Medford, Oregon 97501 | 541.770.5678


Testing Required

  • Carpet, Pergo/laminate and/or wood flooring (only if they were glued down)
  • Vinyl flooring (linoleum)
  • Vinyl sheets

Testing NOT Required

  • Carpet, Pergo/laminate and/or wood flooring (f they were NOT glued down)
  • Ceramic tile and mortar


Testing Required

  • Any insulation that is NOT fiberglass — including pipe, blow-in, HVAC ducting (asbestos paper found on inside and out), spray-applied and vermiculite

Testing NOT Required

  • Fiberglass insulation


Testing NOT Required

  • Windows, toilets, showers and sinks — even if they have caulking/glue on them


Testing Required

  • All sheetrock (drywall) that has ever been taped, textured or painted
  • Ceiling tiles and panels


Testing Required

  • Older tile roofs (concrete tile or transite tile), shake roof with nicolite paper (paper is white, tan or gray in color)

Testing NOT Required

  • Any petroleum-based roofing material — including hot mop, asphalt-based, petroleum-based, 3-Tab, composition, shake roof with black felt paper, and fiberglass roofing shingles (The petroleum-based asphalt in these products works as a binder that holds fibers within the solid matrix.)


Testing NOT Required

  • Wood siding — including composite, even if it has caulking
  • Concrete siding (Hardy

Samples vs. site survey to determine if asbestos is present

  • For removal of one or two items from a specific location (like a bathroom), samples can go to Nielson for testing
  • If remodeling or removing multiple materials from one room, or a single material from multiple rooms, you must have a site survey
  • If a structure has been through a fire, you must have a site survey — because the fire changes the matrix of the material, possibly releasing asbestos fibers

For more information, call 541-779-4161
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