How to dispose of plasterboard
It doesn't matter whether you're a homeowner or a large construction company, it's important to pay attention to the rules surrounding plasterboard disposal.
What's plasterboard made of?
A component material of plasterboard is gypsum. The gypsum forms the inside layer, and this is surrounded by lining paper. Gypsum needs to be separated from biodegradable materials when disposed of otherwise it can produce a form of toxic gas. Plasterboard needs to be kept separate from other types of waste, and this includes when hiring a skip.
Is plasterboard hazardous?
No, plasterboard is classified as a non-hazardous waste.
How should homeowners dispose of plasterboard?
If you hire a skip you should keep plasterboard separate from other types of waste. You can either take the waste to a waste management site or recycling facility near to your house and dispose of the plasterboard there, or, if you hire a skip from Proskips, we can take care of recycling the plasterboard for you.
How should businesses and builders dispose of plasterboard?
Businesses should always look to recycle plasterboard and keep it separate from any other materials you might need to dispose of. It's important for businesses to be as eco-conscious as possible these days, recycling when and where they can, and if you have plasterboard that you need to get off your hands, look for a plasterboard recycling centre nearby.
Builders and construction companies have a 'duty of care' to make sure any waste is passed to a reputable, authorised carrier. Building companies have to recycle as much as possible, minimising the amount sent to landfill. There are rules in place for construction companies regarding waste disposal, and this includes the disposal of plasterboard. Plasterboard should be recycled at a plasterboard recycling facility to ensure it is dealt with properly.
Plasterboard recycling and Proskips
We work alongside our recycling partners in the UK to ensure all plasterboard is recycled responsibly and that it does not need to go to landfill. The process avoids the need to send anything to landfill, and means we are left with gypsum material. Gypsum is used in the growing of potatoes, wheat and mushrooms, among other uses.
You can find out more about how we recycle plasterboard and other materials here. Alternatively, if you are looking for an efficient skip hire service in the London area, request a quote here.