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Plasterboard / Gypsum

We are a specialist in Plasterboard waste

Legislation of Plasterboard

Firstly there is a total ban on the disposal of plasterboard waste with general mixed waste. Subsequently you need a legally compliant waste management company.  Wasteology have a waste carriers licence for this waste type. So contact us because we  provide a plasterboard recycling  making  sure plasterboard is 100% recycled. 

Specifically Wasteology provide a plasterboard disposal service to ensure everyone can achieve the zero tolerance policy set up by the environmental agency. 

What is used to segregate plasterboard waste?

Always use separate containers. Whether we deliver and collect a Roll On Roll Off, Skip, Wheeled Bin. Alternatively for small amounts of plasterboard waste 

Wasteology  recommend……  A dumpy bag which is a 1 cubic metre bag that is as cheap as £5 + vat. This bag can hold up to 200kg of plasterboard.

Then we give you a Waste Transfer Note (WTN). This confirms your Duty of Care . Finally the waste material is  recycled at a licensed end destination.

Is Plasterboard Waste easy to Recycle?

Once we take the segregated plasterboard  waste away, it is easy to recycle. To illustrate, 94% is sent back to a Gypsum manufacturer. The manufacture makes new plasterboard.

However, to let you know that recycled gypsum powder has other uses. For example:

  • A key ingredient in cement.
  • Sometimes used in 3D printers.
  • Can be used as an alternative material to make blocks and bricks.
  • Used in the growing of mushrooms.
  • The powder can improve soil quality for far
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Why Choose Wasteology?

  • Firstly we are reliable and trusted.
  • Secondly our vehicles have  real time tracking
  • Thirdly services can be booked 24 hours a day 7 days a week, however out of hour’s charges may apply
  • Finally accreditations: ISO 14001:2015; ISO 9001:2015; Halving Waste to Landfill; BS OHSAS 4500:2018

Is Plasterboard Waste Considered Hazardous?


No, plasterboard is classified as non-hazardous.  In most circumstances the sulphate in plasterboard does not pose a threat. However there is a risk  that hydrogen sulphide gas can be created and released.

Hydrogen sulphide is a very dangerous gas; it is poisonous, corrosive, and flammable. 252 million years ago, the most severe extinction event in the Earth’s history (The Permian-Triassic extinction event) is thought to have been caused by a build-up of this dangerous gas in the atmosphere.

What Does The Environmental Agency Say About Plasterboard Waste?

Most importantly the Environmental Agency states the following:

  • There is a total ban on the disposal of plasterboard waste at mixed waste landfills.
  • Today there is a zero tolerance policy.
  • Obligation applies to  Household Waste Recycling Centres, construction & demolition contractors and transfer/sorting facilities to segregate plasterboard waste.

 

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