Certain waste can be hazardous
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers some of these products a hazard due to potential fires, explosions or toxic chemicals coming from these disposed products. In order to avoid hazardous situations, the EPA gives guidelines for safe management of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The specific products are listed on a state-by-state basis, so for this article, we focused specifically on New York City guidelines.
We all know that asbestos can be harmful if it’s not removed properly, especially for your lungs. Asbestos can be incredibly harmful for the environment (and overall air quality) if not properly disposed. Contact a hazardous/chemical waste company for safe disposal. If you want to get rid of your popcorn ceilings (which could have asbestos in it), your best option may be to cover it with drywall.