I was reading a thread earlier about asbestos removal. I was recently doing some work in FL. for a contractor that did asbestos abatement right after hurricane Ivan. I thought the same way the rest of you do, that you needed a special license and certification, but... It turns out that asbestos shingles are a non-fryable type of asbestos, which means that anyone can rip it off and take it strait to the dump. You may want to check your local dumping laws but it is non-fryable. I got that from the horses mouth.