Effective November 1, the RMOW Waste Transfer Station will no longer receive waste asbestos drywall. Read more.
Waste asbestos drywall is gypsum board or drywall containing asbestos. It’s classified as hazardous waste, and must be handled and disposed of according to the provincial Hazardous Waste Regulation.
Carney’s will continue to accept newer (post-1990) drywall at the RMOW Waste Transfer Station with applicable tipping fees specified in Whistler’s Consolidated Garbage and Wildlife Attractants Bylaw 1861, 2008. To be accepted drywall must be:
- Date stamped or accompanied by an analytical test indicating that "no trace" of asbestos was found; and
- Clean of any texture coat or drywall joint compounds.
What does this mean for residents and contractors?
If you are renovating or demolishing a house in Whistler, as part of your RMOW Demolition Permit application you are required to complete a Hazardous Materials Report.
As a result of completing that report, anyone dealing with waste asbestos drywall should review the regulations for assessing, handling and disposing of and transporting this hazardous material or contact an asbestos abatement company to remove and dispose of this hazardous material on their behalf.
Minimum fines of $2,000 are enforced for illegal dumping in Whistler according to Whistler’s Garbage and Wildlife Attractants Bylaw. Please report incidents of illegal dumping to the municipality at 604-935-8280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.