This is Why You Need to Recycle Your Plaster Waste in Sydney

plaster waste

One of the most common building materials that we deal with is plaster waste.

It’s present on all manner of building sites and strip-out projects across Sydney, and presents a large portion of construction rubbish.

However, much of this plaster waste in Sydney isn’t disposed of in a sustainable manner. In turn, that can have a big impact on the environment… and not in a good way.

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Recycling plasterboard is actually a fairly simple process, especially when you hire a professional Sydney rubbish removal company.

The main component of plasterboard is a naturally occurring substance called gypsum. It’s a dynamic material, with plenty of uses. But it isn’t infinite.

Therefore, we need to be much more responsible about recycling gypsum. At Sydney City Rubbish, we’re leading the way.

Here’s why you simply must recycle your plasterboard in Sydney.


Ensuring that your plaster waste is recycled by a certified company is a sustainable result. Moreover, every building company should always be striving for sustainability.

When plasterboard is dumped in landfill, it can cause all sorts of problems with the local eco-system, as well as become harmful to humans.

Gypsum waste can produce hydrogen sulphide gas when combined with other waste, which is harmful in a number of ways.

As well as this, recycling plasterboard saves natural resources that would be otherwise used in the manufacturing process.

Recycling uses less water and emits far less greenhouse gases. It also foregoes the need to extract more gypsum from the earth.

Highly Recyclable

The best thing about plaster waste is that it’s highly recyclable.

Gypsum can be extracted and used in the manufacturing process for new plasterboard. However, it also has many other uses, especially in farming practices.

When used in conjunction with farming, gypsum powder can:

– Improve harvesting.
– Increase sulphur levels in the earth.
– Increases nutrient absorption.
– Negates loss of nitrogen.
– Helps to reduce the risk of erosion.
– Shown to improve crop yields.
– Improves water efficiency.

Therefore, there are plenty of ways that your old plasterboard can be used. Whether it’s construction waste or building strip-out waste, we can help.

To discuss your plaster waste, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here.

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