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Posted by Ross in Hillsboro, OR on 6/4/2008 1:27:23 PM

Just hauled 33 hazmat bags to the landfill last weekend. The local landfill requires a 24-hour advance appointment and only accepts the waste Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other than that and a brief wait at the landfill, I paid $115 to drop the waste off. We removed a houseful of popcorn ceiling for about $600. This includes the $50 we paid to test to see if we actually had asbestos before starting. We used about 6 Tyvek suits, and had to purchase a second respirator and new HEPA filters. $80 at the safety store to get the required 6-mil hazmat bags. Double bag a yellow bag inside a clear bag... You will eventually decide that double bagging is a good idea as you move the darn water-soaked bags filled with muck around. We don't know what we saved, but estimate it to be $5,000-$7,000 that a licensed hazmat team would charge. The states of Oregon, Utah and Washington had good information on procedures on how to do this.

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