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Plasterboard Recycling

Due to the continuous rise in residential and commercial buildings around the globe, it is an undeniable fact that construction and demolition (C&D) waste are also increasing in numbers. According to RMIT University, Australia produced about 20 million tonnes of C&D debris and dumped 33% of it in landfills between 2016 and 2017. And no, that is not a neglectable figure, considering C&D materials are bulk and large enough to overcrowd landfills’ spaces. 

The NSW  Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Strategy aims to recycle 80% of C&D waste and decrease the overall landfill rate to 75% by the end of 2021. You can help achieve these goals if you manage and practise plasterboard recycling whenever you have construction or renovation activities.  

What is Plasterboard?

Plasterboard or commonly known as drywall is a panel made of gypsum. Engineers and construction managers install it in interior walls and ceilings for soundproofing, fire protection, and thermal proficiency. Moreover, it is a better alternative for a lath and plaster walling because of its installation efficiency and aesthetic advantage. 

How to Recycle Plasterboard?

Since gypsum is one of its components, plasterboard recycling is impossible to do all by yourself. Machines are necessary for sorting the gypsum out and reprocessing the plasterboard to create new products. 

Take note that local council pickups won’t collect C&D materials, which include plasterboards. And it is grave misconduct to leave them on the kerbsides because that is considered illegal dumping. Authorities have enforced burdensome fines and charges that won’t let you run away.    

So the best choice is to recycle and here are your three options for plasterboard recycling:

Recycling Centres Near You

There are over 90 community recycling centres all over New South Wales to cater to the recycling needs of the people. However, they don’t offer a C&D debris collection service. That’s why you need to transport and move the plasterboard yourself at their front doors. 

Moreover, you can also contact private companies that manufacture gypsum plasterboards. They can recycle them to create whole new plasterboard products that are suitable for interior walls and ceilings once again. 

Skip Bin Hire

Another option to properly dispose of the plasterboards along with other C&D items is renting a skip bin. It will provide you with a rubbish container according to the bulkiness of your wastes. You have to load it yourself, which is obviously tiresome because it requires you to lift and move heavy plasterboards. 

And if you are thinking of including other C&D materials to the pile of plasterboards, then it consumes too much time and requires more effort. Add to it the hassle of the restrictions in loading some products such as asbestos materials, paints, and other C&D chemicals. 

After you load the bin yourself, representatives will collect them and drop it off to recycling sites or drop-off points for sorting.  

Rubbish Removal Service 

The most reliable and effortless method to plasterboard recycling is by acquiring a rubbish removal company. When it comes to plasterboard and other C&D waste, there are no other professional experts except for Paul’s Rubbish Removal

Paul’s Rubbish Removal has a team of removalists who have trucks and equipment sufficient enough to remove and transport the plasterboard and its components to recycling centres. All you have to do is sit and relax since they will take care of all the wastes quickly and efficiently.    


Due to the increasing demand for residential and commercial establishments, the number of construction and demolition waste, especially plasterboards, is also rising. We need to divert them to landfills with everything that we’ve got to protect our deteriorating environment.   

Plasterboard recycling is one of the solutions in dealing with C&D waste. Plasterboards are 100% recyclable, so it is up to you to choose a trusted comrade to make them reach recycling centres for reprocessing. 

Here at Paul’s Rubbish Removal, we provide construction and demolition waste removal. We guarantee that your plasterboard will be at the hands of a trusted recycling site to reduce the landfilling rate in Sydney. Moreover, with our friendly and top-of-the-class removalists, they will undoubtedly take all sorts of rubbish without restrictions and limitations. We follow the NSW EPA Guidelines for proper waste disposal, and recycling is our top priority.

Acquire the best plasterboard removal in the metro, and choose Paul’s Rubbish Removal. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 times a week. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 0407 125 125 or send us your enquiries via email.  

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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