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How To Dispose Of Plasterboard

Plasterboard is a widely used material most commonly found within the construction industry. It is mainly used for interior walls and ceilings so buildings are to an efficient standard. You may also see it being called gypsum board, wall panels, wallboard or drywall.

Why Is It Hazardous?

Plasterboard contains a harmful chemical known as gypsum, when this is mixed with water or other biodegradable materials it can create hydrogen sulphide (HS2). Exposure to this can cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory system as well as a long list of ailments such as headaches, dizziness and weakness.

Can I Put It In A Skip?

We do allow small quantities of plasterboard, however, it does have to be bagged up and placed on top of the skip. This is to avoid the mixing of other materials with the plasterboard in an attempt to prevent production of HS2.

Where Can I Dispose Of It?

As previously said, we accept small amounts in our skips (maximum 2 bags). If you have a large amount from something like a renovation or building work we can help with the supply of plasterboard-only skips. Alternatively, you may be able to take large quantities to your local household waste recycling centre. Please give them a call to check their guidelines before visiting.

Other Items To Not Put In A Skip

There is a list of waste that isn’t permitted in skips, the full list is on our terms of business. For a shorter, concise list, check out our waste guidelines online. If you have any other questions about what we don’t accept, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01452 473027.

As we have said previously, being careless with the disposal or plasterboard can cause serious harm to others. This is why we are so passionate about informing other of the issues you can come across when using a skip. Please don’t hesitate to give our friendly customer service team a call if you have any questions related to plasterboard or skips in general.

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