Plasterboard Disposal Service

The skilled and dedicated team of waste management professionals at RTS Waste can provide a plasterboard disposal service to ensure that everyone can achieve the zero tolerance policy set up by the environment agency.

With our dedicated plasterboard disposal vehicles, we can collect segregated plasterboard on your site and deliver it to our waste transfer station for treatment. With RTS Waste Management’s plasterboard recycling service, the plasterboard is 100% recycled. The materials are processed into gypsum powder, back into new manufacturing.

So if you are searching for a registered Carrier, Broker, Dealer – Upper Tier to provide a dedicated plasterboard waste management service, call the RTS Waste Management team today on 0207 232 1711.

Plasterboard And the Environmental Agency.

With regards to the disposal of plasterboard, The Environmental Agency states:

  • Total ban on disposal of plasterboard waste at mixed waste landfills.
  • The previous 10% rule is gone; the regulations are valid for any amount of plasterboard waste. A zero tolerance policy will be applied.
  • Obligation for Household Waste Recycling Centres, construction & demolition contractors and transfer/sorting facilities to segregate plasterboard waste.
  • Obligation to try to recycle and treat as much of the waste as possible.

Plasterboard Disposal Service From RTS Waste Management.

In order to dispose of plasterboard in a responsible manner. We have dedicated plasterboard mobile compaction servicewith vehicles that can collect plasterboard which has been segregated. This dedicated vehicle then returns to our Waste Transfer Station for treatment. The plasterboard is 100% recycled.

Is Plasterboard Gypsum Waste Classified As Hazardous Waste?

Gypsum, the main raw material for plasterboard, is a sulphate but is classified as non-hazardous. In most circumstances, sulphate in plasterboard does not pose a threat. However, when it breaks down in landfills, there is a potential for danger. It is possible that whilst breaking down, hydrogen sulphide gas could be created and released, which is a very dangerous gas. The gas is very poisonous, corrosive, and flammable. Indeed, the most severe extinction event in Earth’s history, the Permian-Triassic extinction event (252 million years ago) is thought to have been caused by a build-up of hydrogen sulphide in the atmosphere.

Can You Send Plasterboard Gypsum Waste To Landfill?

There is a total ban on the disposal of plasterboard waste at mixed waste landfills. As the previous 10% rule no longer exists; plasterboard must be disposed of through a dedicated and environmentally responsible waste management solution. This change in the regulations also applies to other items of waste containing identifiable gypsum-based materials in addition to plasterboard, such as thermal laminates, glass reinforced gypsum (GRG), plasters, cove and ceiling tiles.

Indeed, if a container of gypsum is sent to landfill, it must now be deposited in a separate Monocell. However, as there are currently relatively few Monocells in the UK designed to take high sulphate wastes (such as gypsum)this disposal route is likely to lead to higher costs for construction firms. As such, it is advised that landfill should only be used as a last resort.

How Is Plasterboard Recycled?
Plasterboard is easily recyclable. When this material is recycled, 94% of the waste is sent back to the Gypsum manufacturer, this can be used to make new plasterboard; however recycled gypsum powder has numerous other uses:

  • It is a key ingredient in cement.
  • It can be used as an alternative material to make blocks and bricks.
  • It can be used in the growing of mushrooms.
  • The powder can improve soil quality for farmers.

Segregating Plasterboard Waste. What Waste Services Are Available?

Our plasterboard mobile compaction service can collect plasterboard waste which has been segregated. However, if you need a waste service in order to responsibly manage and segregate the waste plasterboard produced by your business, the RTS team can help.

As plasterboard cannot be mixed with other waste containers, our team can provide a waste management service arranging for separate containers to collect the waste. This includes RoRos, Skips, Wheeled Bins, and Sacks.

An ideal solution for small quantities of plasterboard waste can be collected in a jumbo bag as part of a general waste or mixed construction skip collection. A 1 cubic metre bag is as cheap as £5 however it can hold up to 200kg of plasterboard. If you select this option for plasterboard waste disposal, a separate Waste Transfer Note (WTN) will be issued for this waste to confirm Duty of Care is followed and the waste material will be recycled appropriately at a licensed end destination.

Plasterboard Waste Collection From RTS Waste Management.

Our dedicated plasterboard collection service provides businesses with a waste disposal method to ensure that they can achieve the zero tolerance policy set by the Environmental Agency.

With a waste disposal service from RTS Waste Management, you can enjoy the following advantages:

  • A real-time tracking of all vehicles allows reliable scheduled collections.
  • Recycle Reports.
  • Data for Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) can be provided in collaboration with Construction Operators.
  • Services can be booked for 24 hours 7 days a week.
  • The RTS Transport department is available for booking from 08:00am to 17:00pm. Call 0207 232 1711 or email if an existing customer email
  • All Waste Materials collected is treated at our Waste Transfer Stations in London, Kent and Somerset. Reuse, Recycle and Recovery of waste is optimised through processing at our Material Recovery Facility. See our Recycling Section for further information.

Would You Like To Make An Enquiry? Contact Our Team Today.

If you would like to make an enquiry regarding the disposal of plasterboard waste, you can learn additional information about our waste management services by contacting our team. The friendly and experienced staff at RTS will be happy to provide you with advice and assist you with your enquiry.

If you would like to contact a member of our team, you can call us on 0207 232 1711. However, if you prefer to request a call back, please fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page.

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