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PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS FOR DISPOSING OF ASBESTOS AND ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIAL

MATERIAL TYPES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ASBESTOS INSULATION, SHEETROCK, SIDING, LOOSE ASBESTOS AND MATERIAL CONSISTING OF ONE PERCENT (1%) ASBESTOS.

The above listed types of asbestos may be accepted for disposal at the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex.

A. The GCSWC requires the Generator to complete and sign the attached Request for Disposal Waste Material Description Data Sheet (Attachment C) and send it to the GCSWC along with a copy of the NJDEP 10 Day Notice (Attachment A) and a copy of the construction/demolition permit from the respective municipality prior to the start of asbestos removal project and before scheduling asbestos for disposal.

Click here for a printable Asbestos Attachment C a nd NJDEP 10 Day Notic e (Attachment A

B. Asbestos materials generated from Gloucester County residential homes, schools, churches, etc. are not exempt from the following requirements.

C. The generator must notify the NJDEP Division of Solid Waste Management in writing, ten (10) days in advance of material disposal. A copy of the 10-day Notice must be forwarded to the GCSWC on the same day it is mailed to the NJDEP. A bill of lading must accompany each load (homeowners will be provided with a Bill of Lading upon arrival at the Solid Waste Complex). Ten-day notification letters are valid only for a period of sixty (60) days from the anticipated date of disposal as stated in the letter. If disposal does not take place within that time, an updated letter must be forwarded to the NJDEP and the GCSWC reflecting the new disposal date. A copy of the construction/demolition permit from the respected municipality must be submitted prior to approval. Loads arriving at the GCSWC with an expired 10-day letter will be rejected.

D. A minimum of three (3) working days notice of intent to dispose of asbestos is required by the GCSWC. Representatives of the GCSWC will determine the exact date of disposal. This will enable personnel to select and prepare an area for this material.

E. An NJDEP-registered hauler should be used to transport asbestos waste. If the asbestos waste is being carried by a hauler not registered with NJDEP, the vehicle being used to transport the asbestos must be registered with New Jersey Motor Vehicle Division (NJMVD) at 8,000 lbs or less. The hauler/ generator must supply a respirator approved for use with asbestos for the driver and helper(s) unloading said load. In no case will asbestos be unloaded without the use of an approved respirator. Any load of asbestos arriving at the GCSWC for disposal without an approved respirator will not be permitted to unload.

F. Haulers will also adhere to all Department of Environmental Protection rules and regulations for the handling and transportation of asbestos. These rules will include but not be limited to the following.

[REV PG 082801]

BASIC SUMMARY OF NJDEP REQUIREMENTS FOR
ASBESTOS HANDLING, TRANSPORTING AND
ACCEPTANCE FOR DISPOSAL AT THE GCSWC

GENERATOR / HAULERS

(Generators are advised to contact the NJDEP @ 609-530-8896 for full requirements)

1.0 The owner or operator of a sanitary landfill may only accept and dispose of asbestos and asbestos-containing waste which has been managed in the following manner:

1.1 Asbestos and asbestos-containing waste shall be sufficiently mixed or coated with water or an aqueous solution and sealed. While wet, asbestos and asbestos-containing waste must be sealed into leak-tight containers such as doubled 6 mil. plastic bags; or plastic-lined fiber drums with locking lids. Larger items may be double wrapped in roll plastic (minimum 6 mil.thickness) and sealed with duct tape. The container shall be permanently sealed and labeled with a warning label that states:

CAUTION

Contains Asbestos
Avoid Opening or Breaking Container

Breathing Asbestos is Hazardous
to your Health

Alternatively, warning labels specified by Occupational Safety and Health Standards of the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration under 29 CFR 1910 may be used.

LANDFILL REQUIREMENTS

All asbestos and asbestos-containing waste accepted for disposal at a sanitary landfill shall be disposed of in the following manner.

2.0 Owners or operators of new landfills accepting asbestos or asbestos-containing waste shall meet the following requirements:

2.1 The owner or operator of the landfill shall develop a separate area of the landfill, apart from other waste disposal areas, for disposal of asbestos and asbestos-containing waste. It is recommended that the asbestos disposal area be operated by a trench method, with sufficient width and ramping to allow the transport vehicle to back up to or into the trench to allow for proper unloading of the asbestos and asbestos-containing waste in a manner that prevents the rupture of the containers during the unloading operation.

2.2 Prior to acceptance of the waste, the asbestos disposal area shall be prepared. After unloading, the asbestos and asbestos-containing waste shall be immediately covered with a minimum of three feet of soil.

2.3 In areas in which asbestos and asbestos-containing waste has been previously deposited, as required in section 2.2 above, the current working face may be prepared by removal of cover material; however, no previously deposited asbestos and asbestos-containing waste shall be exposed and a minimum of six inches of cover material shall be maintained between the cells.

2.4 The final cover of the asbestos disposal area shall be a minimum of three feet of soil and shall be sufficient to minimize infiltration into the asbestos and asbestos-containing waste. The final slopes shall be graded to facilitate run-off away from the asbestos disposal area.

2.5 The final cover shall be seeded and maintained to prevent erosion and exposure of the asbestos and asbestos-containing waste.

3.0 Generator/Haulers Note:

No person may enter an asbestos disposal area at a landfill during the unloading and covering of asbestos and asbestos containing waste without wearing a respirator approved for use with asbestos by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

3.1 Acceptance of asbestos and asbestos-containing waste at a sanitary landfill for disposal shall be in accordance with the waste flow requirements of NJAC 7:26-6.

3.2 There shall be no visible air emissions during or after acceptance and disposal.

3.3 All collectors and haulers of such wastes are responsible for operating within existing laws governing the transportation of such materials including NJAC 7:26-7.

4.0 Rules concerning collection/haulage of asbestos and asbestos-containing waste follow:

4.1 All vehicles used for the collection and/or haulage of asbestos and asbestos-containing waste shall be of such a design so as to prevent any spillage or leakage or emissions therefrom.

4.2 No collector/hauler shall transport asbestos and/or asbestos-containing waste unless such waste is properly packaged in accordance with 40 CFR 61.22 and NJAC 7:26-2.6(e). In no case shall loose asbestos or asbestos-containing waste be transported.

4.3 The asbestos or asbestos-containing waste shall be transported in a manner that prevents the rupture of the asbestos container in loading, transporting, and unloading operations.

4.4 Asbestos waste shall be transported directly to the disposal facility. No intermediate storage or transfer of such waste is permitted.

4.5 The transportation and disposal of asbestos-containing waste shall be conducted in accordance with waste flow requirements of NJAC 7:26-6.

4.6 There shall be no visible air emissions during loading, transportation, or unloading operations.