What do new builds, renovations and demolition all have in common? Gyprock or plasterboard that’s what!
Approximately 80 million tonnes of plasterboard is produced per year worldwide, with a high percentage ending up in landfill. But why is this the case when plasterboard is 100 percent recyclable?
‘Plasterboard’ a product that has been used in construction for decades, is made up of 2 key ingredients. Gypsum, a naturally occurring sedimentary rock, and paper.
Each of these components, once no longer needed, can be separated and recycled or reused in new applications.
Large sheets of plasterboard, if in good condition can be reused in other building projects, while smaller pieces can be sent off for recycling.
Gypsum itself can be reclaimed and used in Plaster of Paris, pottery and road surfaces, or can be used as a soil conditioner, helping to improve clay soils.
Does Cheapest Load of Rubbish Recycle Plasterboard and Gyprock?
Every load of rubbish we collect is sorted and redistributed to transfer stations or recycling yards. We pride ourselves on our recycling effort with up to 80% off all waste collected recycled.
We believe that recycling is the key to a sustainable future. Recycling not only reduces energy consumption, but it also helps to reduce environmental pollution too.
How does your service work?
Cheapest Load of Rubbish offers a hand-loading rubbish removal service. This means that our team members remove your rubbish from your house, garden, business or building site by hand and load it onto our tipper trucks.
Our customers prefer this style of waste collection because,
- our labour means they relax while the rubbish is gone same day,
- no unsightly skip bins, no council permits and no risk of paying for other peoples rubbish!
- our rates are by the cubic metre, so you only pay for the space you take up on our trucks.
Did you know?
- In 1894, Augustine Sackett invented the first type of plasterboard, sandwiching Plaster of Paris between 2 layers of paper.
- After the Great Fire of London in 1666, Louis XIV of France issued an official order requiring buildings to be coated inside and out with gypsum. This was to reduce the risk of fires spreading.
- Gypsum is one of the oldest building materials in the world, being used on the internal walls of the great pyramids, dating back to 9000 B.C.!
- Over the period 2006–07 to 2010–11, the resource recovery rate in Australia increased nine per cent – from 51 per cent to 60 per cent. (Department of the Environment) At Cheapest Load of Rubbish we’re happy to be contributing to this statistic!
For more information about our rubbish removal service, or how we can help with your plasterboard removal, call us on 9550 1181. We’re only too happy to help.