Asbestos Illegal in Garbage & Drains Hazardous Waste Asbestos is not accepted at the Santa Cruz RRF. However, it is accepted at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility. The minimum charge for asbestos is $25. Learn more about the facility on their website or by calling (831) 384-5313 ext. 27. 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. 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.