Salt Lake Valley Health Department
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Pre-Demo Inspection Form (27 KB PDF)
Pre-Demolition and Asbestos
Regulated and non-regulated hazardous wastes generated from building demolitions were being taken to the municipal landfill for disposal.
These wastes, if not properly removed and managed, present an environmental and public health hazard. The reason the Salt Lake Valley Health Department requires the removal of these wastes is to help prevent contamination of the soil and groundwater at both the demolition site and landfills that accept the demolition waste.
On February 5, 1998, the Salt Lake City-County Health Department adopted regulation #1-12 to address the improper disposal of universal wastes and other toxic or hazardous wastes associated with building demolition. This was accomplished by prohibiting the demolition of any building or structure prior to having it inspected for the presence of:
- Universal Wastes
- Hazardous and Toxic Wastes
- Asbestos-containing material
These wastes, if present, must be removed prior to demolition.
The Salt Lake Valley Health Department has formed a partnership with the State Department of Environmental Quality, private environmental consultants and contractors to perform pre-demolition building inspections.