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Plasterboard and plaster are gypsum-based materials used in building and construction works. It is not an unsafe material to handle or transport but needs to be recycled separately to cut toxic pollution. Anyone with excess plasterboard or plaster can save money and materials by recycling them through their supplier. You also might be able to sell or give it away for reuse.

You can pay to recycle plasterboard or plaster at the following recycling sites.

Charges and payment

The charge for treatment of plasterboard from 1 April 2023 is £5.10 per sheet or equivalent sack of plasterboard or plaster. The minimum order is one sheet or sack, and the maximum disposal is 36 sheets or 36 standard rubble bags of plasterboard or plaster.

Payment must be made online before you take plasterboard or plaster for recycling.

To pay complete the disposal form.

Asbestos and plasterboard disposal form

This form has 5 pages and will take approximately 3 to 4 minutes to complete.

Please make your plasterboard deposit at your chosen site within three months of making payment.

Site staff will check your receipt and quantity before directing you to the correct container.


Plasterboard and plaster waste should be free from contamination before you take it to the recycling centre. Remove all wood, masonry, tiles, fixings and dispose of these separately. (Charges may apply).

Last reviewed: November 5, 2023 by Helly

Next review due: May 5, 2024

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