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    • mils
    • By mils 11th Oct 16, 1:44 PM
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    disposal of Plaster Board??
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:44 PM
    disposal of Plaster Board?? 11th Oct 16 at 1:44 PM
    We're having our bathroom re done inside our property. The plumbers/joiners put the plaster board in the skip we had for the rubble.
    The skip company removed all plaster board explaining they can't take it.


    What is the correct way to get rid of plaster board? Some mentioned I may have to register our car with out property to take it to the local recycling center is this true ??


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    Paul
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    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 11th Oct 16, 2:00 PM
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    You wont need to register your car to go to the tip/recycling centre but it will be messy.

    I have gotten rid of it before in my normal brown bin. Bag it up and get rid of 2 or 3 bags each week.
    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 11th Oct 16, 2:10 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 2:10 PM
    Some councils require permits for inert waste. Mine does. It gets allocated by address and we're allowed to dispose of 10 bin bags of inert waste a year. Anything above 10 bags gets charged at £1.50 per bag.

    Plasterboard is Gypsum based and when disposed of incorrectly can cause environmental issues. The correct way to dispose of plasterboard is to keep it separate from other waste. Your local skip will have somethign for gypsum based products. Charges/permits will be on a council by council basis.

    The skip people did what theyre supposed to do by refusing the waste. Your builder/plumbers should probably know better.

    Im not sure what goes in your brown bin but im guessing its not just for plasterboard. As such you shouldnt be disposing of it that way.
    Don't be angry!
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 11th Oct 16, 2:26 PM
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    I'm surprised they said they couldn't take it.

    Plasterboard cannot be mixed with other waste - it has to be disposed of separately as it can't go to landfill. That doesn't mean it cannot be stored in a small skip of its own or bagged separately. Many waste and skip hire companies will collect plasterboard as long as its kept separate.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 11th Oct 16, 2:41 PM
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    A Hippobag, medium size (about £110), will take your plasterboard if you have a reasonable amount,but not enough to warrant a dedicated skip. However, nothing else can go in with it.

    Smaller amounts I've taken to the local recycling centre and paid the charge levied: theoretically £3.50 a sack.
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    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 11th Oct 16, 3:12 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:12 PM
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    Hampshire recycling centres now charge a tenner per sheet for disposal. :s
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 11th Oct 16, 3:20 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:20 PM
    You wont need to register your car to go to the tip/recycling centre but it will be messy.

    I have gotten rid of it before in my normal brown bin. Bag it up and get rid of 2 or 3 bags each week.
    Originally posted by phil24_7

    You certainly have to display a sticker at my local Council tip to prove you are a resident. It has a reference number on it and is registered to the resident's address.
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 11th Oct 16, 3:51 PM
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    Fair enough. Things seem to be a little more relaxed down here, you only need a recent utility bill from what I can remember!
    • Wassa123
    • By Wassa123 11th Oct 16, 5:18 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:18 PM
    Our council just implemented a waste permit scheme this month. Apparently the councils had a row about residents dumping waste in other councils tips so now it's all permit based.
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 12th Oct 16, 1:21 AM
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    Plasterboard cannot be mixed with other waste - it has to be disposed of separately as it can't go to landfill.
    Originally posted by TheCyclingProgrammer
    Not strictly true - Plasterboard can go to landfill, but it should not be mixed with organic waste. Instead, it should go to a dedicated site that has separate containment cells for this type of waste.

    British Gypsum will recycle clean plasterboard waste that is typically generated by builders/installers. But to make it worthwhile for them, you need to be generating a substantial amount.
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    • By patman99 12th Oct 16, 2:22 PM
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    Essex County Council are introducing new rules to reduce the amount of DIY waste going into the recycling centre.

    Apparrently, things like doors, rubble, plasterboard and old baths/basins/toilets are classed as building waste and they are not suppossed to take it as they are only covered to dispose of household waste.
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    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 12th Oct 16, 3:00 PM
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    Essex County Council are introducing new rules to reduce the amount of DIY waste going into the recycling centre.

    Apparrently, things like doors, rubble, plasterboard and old baths/basins/toilets are classed as building waste and they are not suppossed to take it as they are only covered to dispose of household waste.
    Originally posted by patman99
    I'd just smash/break/cut this stuff up and put it in my brown bin if they did this down here! lol
    • Fat Walt
    • By Fat Walt 12th Oct 16, 3:01 PM
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    I'd just smash/break/cut this stuff up and put it in my brown bin if they did this down here! lol
    Originally posted by phil24_7

    Me too, did it with a fridge freezer.
    • zaax
    • By zaax 12th Oct 16, 3:23 PM
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    So has east Suffolk & flytipping has gone though the roof, so a bit of an own goal there.
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    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 12th Oct 16, 3:26 PM
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    I'd just smash/break/cut this stuff up and put it in my brown bin if they did this down here! lol
    Originally posted by phil24_7
    Ive had two very funny instances of people doing this. One being my OH.

    She decided she wanted a new flower bed. Crack on i said. A few hours later she was all sweated up and asked if i could move the brown wheelie bin as it was a bit too heavy for her. I knew something wasnt right when i could only just see the tops of the wheels. She had filled the entire bin with what was particularly damp mud. Some fag packet maths suggest thats about 380 kilos, needless to say the bin stayed there for a while until she decanted it into the second brown bin.

    A mate did similar with pea gravel from a back yard. He ended up decanting it back out for a few months too.

    So just keep an eye on the wight issue if you do do this.


    Btw why do you keep saying brown bin? Is brown bin not for garden waste? Ironically my council has just started charging for collecting that too!
    Don't be angry!
    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 12th Oct 16, 3:27 PM
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    So has east Suffolk & flytipping has gone though the roof, so a bit of an own goal there.
    Originally posted by zaax
    Youdve thought anyone with a tiny bit of sense wouldve realised that would probably happen, alas, council decision makers.
    Don't be angry!
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 12th Oct 16, 3:44 PM
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    Btw why do you keep saying brown bin? Is brown bin not for garden waste? Ironically my council has just started charging for collecting that too!
    Originally posted by spadoosh
    Sorry, I forget different areas have different colours as I only live in the one area! lol

    Here in Plymouth we have a brown bin for general household waste, green for recycling and a blue bag for garden waste.
    • 27cool
    • By 27cool 12th Oct 16, 9:06 PM
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    Hampshire Council have just introduced a charge of £10 a sheet for P/B
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 12th Oct 16, 11:26 PM
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    It's only £5 to buy the darn things!
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 12th Oct 16, 11:44 PM
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    Hampshire Council have just introduced a charge of £10 a sheet for P/B
    Originally posted by 27cool


    That is ridiculous.

    As someone has said it will just mean more fly-tipping.
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