“Did you know The landfilling of gypsum and other high sulphate bearing wastes with biodegradable waste has been banned in England since July 2005’’. In the UK, approximately 3 million tonnes of plasterboard are used in the construction industry each year. This generates an estimated 300,000 tonnes of waste plasterboard, largely made up from offcuts and scraps. Plasterboard recycling enables us to make the most of this valuable resource, recovering Gypsum for the production of new materials
We at Cartwrights divert approximately 4,000 tonnes of different types of plasterboard waste every year for recycling from our waste facility in Telford, Shropshire. We provide standalone skips for just plasterboard or we do accept mixed load skips. If a mixed load is received it is sent through a mechanical separation process. Once separated it is then stored, then transported for onward recycling to a number of licenced plasterboard recyclers we partner with across England.