Asbestos Illegal in Garbage & Drains Household Hazardous Waste Special Instructions Please visit the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) website to learn how to properly dispose of your asbestos waste. HHW must be dropped off by appointment – click for more info. Harmful When It's Worn Down Damaged asbestos may release harmful fibers. If the asbestos fibers are torn or have abrasions or water damage, call a professional to remove the material. Find out how to stay safe. Let Professionals Remove It Don’t disturb or attempt to remove asbestos on your own. Allow only a trained and accredited asbestos professional to remove them. For more information on how to handle or dispose asbestos properly, visit Asbestos.com. Keep Children Away Avoid spending time in a room that contains damaged asbestos. Clear children and pets from the room to keep them safe from asbestos fibers.