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How to dispose of plasterboard safely?

Planning a DIY project this autumn? Perhaps you’re renovating your office? Whatever the scale of your project, Leyland Skips can help you to quickly and safely remove renovation waste – keeping your property clean and professional.

Leyland Skips specialise in skip hire in Leyland, and other northwest locations. They supply a wide range of domestic and commercial skips, so you needn’t worry about finding the right skip size for your project. However, you need to be mindful of what you’re throwing in the skip as some materials, like plasterboard, require special disposal.

Plasterboard contains gypsum – a soft sulphate mineral that’s composed of calcium sulphate dihydrate. It offers low flammability and excellent acoustic properties – no surprise it’s the material of choice for internal ceilings and walls. But what happens when you knock them through and need to dispose of plasterboard?

Safe disposal of plasterboard

All remnants from renovation projects need to be correctly disposed of, including plasterboard.

When disposing of plasterboard, it’s recommended that you keep it separate from biodegradable waste to prevent odours and toxic gases. The best way to dispose of plasterboard is to recycle it.

  • Recycling plasterboard

Gypsum can be removed – enabling the remaining parts to be separated and recycled into raw materials and reused.

Opting to recycle plasterboard prevents it from going to landfill. Landfills are suitable for items that can’t be donated, reused or recycled, but they won’t last forever. They can pollute water supplies and increase the risk of global warming so diverting renovation waste away from landfillsis beneficial. It can have a financial benefit, reducing landfill tax liabilities and enables you to earn tax credits for recycling or reusing waste.

Some household waste recycling centres offer a plasterboard disposal and recycling service – tailored to your needs – where the waste will be deposited in a designated area.

  • Skipping plasterboard

If you’re looking to remove plasterboard from your small to medium-sized project, Leyland Skips has the perfect solution. They can provide you with a ‘plasterboard only’ skip.

Hiring a skip enables you to dispose of plasterboard safely as it’s not mixed with other waste. With skip hire Leyland, you can relax in the knowledge that the experts at Leyland Skips will arrange delivery and collection, saving you the hassle of trips to the recycling centre.

For more information about skip hire in Leyland or other ways to dispose of plasterboard safely, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Leyland Skips on 01772 957 509. They will be more than happy to share their expertise and guide and advise you on the best disposal solution.