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Why You Can’t Put Plasterboard In A Skip!

When it comes to Skip hire in Preston, there are only certain materials that you can dispose of in our Preston skips. Skip hire is ideal for both domestic and commercial customers, we can help you to accommodate all the waste that your renovation project has generated, keeping your premises clean and tidy.

Separate disposal of plasterboard.

To your dismay, plasterboard can no longer be disposed of in one of our skips. Regardless of whether you’re looking for skip hire Bolton or waste tipping in Leyland, you’ll still have to dispose of plasterboard separately.

What’s changed?

In the past, plasterboard could be thrown into the skip with other biodegradable products, but times have changed. The Environmental Agency changed the regulations for the disposal of plasterboard and other gypsum materials on 1st April 2009. You can bet this caught a few people out, hoping it was an April Fool’s joke!

It was no such thing. The Environmental Agency set up the policy to stop plasterboard being sent to landfill with general waste. Plasterboard contains sulphate which means it needs to be recycled and disposed of correctly in order to meet stringent environmental laws. Of course, you could always order a separate skip if you’re expecting to generate an immense amount of plasterboard, however, we can provide you with a heavyweight bag that can be used to store any plasterboard- keeping it out of the skip!

What’s the worst that can happen?

Although plasterboard is not a dangerous material to work with, it shouldn’t be combined with general waste because it will produce hydrogen sulphide which is a dangerous substance for the environment.

The Environmental Agency has set up the policy to catch anyone out who is deliberately abusing the rules and they are not afraid to enforce a penalty. So, avoid paying the fine and dispose of your waste in a way that’s sustainable- not only is it better for the environment, it’s better for you!

Throwing plasterboard in your skip may seem harmless to you, but it’s a different story for the environment! Plasterboard can have countless impacts on the environment including the global warming effect.

You wouldn’t be caught fly-tipping, would you? Whether you’re waste tipping in Leyland, Bolton or Preston, is it really that difficult to keep your recyclables away from your non-recyclables? Likewise, it doesn’t take very long for you to separate your plasterboard from your domestic or commercial skip, in fact, if you do it as you go along with your project, you’ll barely even notice a difference to the speed of completion!

What can we do?

Preston Skip Hire’s main aim is to return your focus to your project, we will take care of the recycling of the materials that can and cannot be put in your skip, so relax… and get back to your project!

For skip hire in Preston, we can help you to avoid paying the bill for incorrect waste disposal! If you’re unsure what can and can’t go in the skip, we can offer our expertise too.

Here at Preston Skip Hire, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience so, should you need any further support or advice, our team of experts will be more than happy to provide you with all the information you could possibly need.

Call us today on 01772 827 603!

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