You should be aware of this when disposing of plasterboard

Gypsum plasterboards are used in many areas. When renovating or demolishing, the old panels must be disposed of properly. There are a few things to keep in mind. Read more about this topic here.

What to look for when disposing of plasterboard

First and foremost, it is the accumulated amount of old plasterboard that plays an essential role. There are also so-called clean or contaminated plasterboard. The contaminated plates can contain a wide variety of foreign substances such as insulating materials, metal profiles and remnants of wallpaper or wood paneling. Before you give the plates for disposal, you should remove these residues as completely as possible. When ordering a container for disposal, it is important to ensure that the gypsum waste is not mixed with other types of construction waste. This is only possible if the disposal of various building materials in a container is expressly permitted. As a rule, there are so-called mixed containers, which are provided for this purpose.

Different types of plasterboards and their properties

There are different types of panels that are used in interior design or were used in former times. Plasterboard are colloquially often referred to as plasterboard. These are, strictly speaking, wall cladding panels made by a particular company. The plates are very popular for their quick and easy processing and their many uses. Already during the processing of the new slabs, waste is generated in the form of waste, which must be disposed of properly. If it is only a matter of small quantities such as waste, you can easily dispose of it in the residual waste bin. In addition to conventional plasterboard, there are a few other types of common building materials:

  • Gypsum fiberboards or rigidity plates
  • Rigips wallboards

What to look out for when ordering a waste management company

For larger quantities, it is necessary to commission a container service with the collection and disposal. If you order the container service exclusively for the disposal of gypsum plasterboard, you should also place only those boards without residues in the containers. However, depending on local regulations, it may be that the gypsum board can also be disposed of together with other types of construction waste in a mixing container. If in doubt, it is best to check with your local waste disposal company for the exact procedure and regulations that should be followed.

How to avoid waste when renovating

To keep the amount of waste as small as possible, it is often enough to calculate your wall paneling needs as accurately as possible for the upcoming renovation. This will help you to avoid waste, at least when re-cladding the walls, thus minimizing or even eliminating disposal costs if you can simply dispose of the leftovers in the residual waste. This will not cost you extra.

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