Recommended disposal options

Cellulose and fiberglass insulation: put in garbage

Cellulose and fiberglass insulation may be placed in the garbage. If you have large amounts of insulation, take it to a landfill or transfer station that accepts construction and demolition debris.

Minneapolis South Transfer Station

Fiberglass insulation is accepted at this facility. More information is available through the Minneapolis Voucher Program.

Vermiculite insulation: get assistance

Old, vermiculite insulation may contain asbestos. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, vermiculite attic insulation is a pebble-like, pour-in product and is usually light-brown, gray or gold in color. It may have shiny flakes, and/or small accordion-like pieces. You can check for markings on the material or its packaging – one common brand was called Zonolite. Due to health concerns, insulation suspected of containing asbestos should only be sampled and removed by licensed companies. For more information, see asbestos.