Welcome to the waste directory  - plasterboard

Your responsibilities

Gypsum and plasterboard cannot be sent to landfill mixed with biodegradable waste as this combination can produce hydrogen sulphide gas which is both toxic and odorous.

What can be recycled?

Athough there are a limited number of end uses for plasterboard it can be 100% recycled.

What is included?



  • plasterboard


  • other items

Waste hierarchy

What happens to this waste stream?

0% reused
100% recycled
0% recovered
0% incinerated
0% landfilled

Plasterboard waste stream

Where do I put plasterboard?

  • Separate gypsum-based material and plasterboard from other wastes on site so it can be either be recycled or reused (or, if necessary, disposed of properly at a landfill site permitted to accept this waste).

Who removes them?

  • There are many recycling operators who can be engaged to deal with this waste appropriately. Please contact for more advice.

What happens then?

  • Gypsum-based material can be recyceld into new plasterboard, as a soil stabiliser or as a growing media.

How green is this waste stream?

  • Everything that you recycle is put to good use. By recycling we reduce our need for raw materials, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce our carbon footprint. You are helping to protect and improve the environment.
  • Recycling ensures that good use is made of this valuable commodity.
  • We ensure that no pollution is caused to the environment.