The majority of modern interior walls in various homes and building are lined with drywall. This product – also referred to as ‘gypsum’, ‘gyprock’ or ‘sheetrock’ – can be recycled after it is no longer required, rather than tossing it into a dumpster.
One of the telling traits and unique characteristics of drywall is the fact that it can literally be recycled for good without any degradation to the material. Old, unwanted and discarded drywall can be ground up, and turned into a paste, after which it can be repressed into new drywall panels.
Even though it was originally developed in the early 1900’s, it’s only become much more popular in the latter part of the century. It’s a popular choice among homeowners and entrepreneurs because it’s lightweight and more much convenient compared to other forms of materials that can be used on walls and ceilings, such as plaster, which was more often used earlier in the century.
These days, drywall can be found all across the globe, and it’s generally used when constructing interior ceilings and walls. Although drywall is completely recyclable, it can have harmful effects on the environment if it’s not dealt with and disposed of properly.
For instance, it can be dangerous to marine life if it is dumped into the waterways, or if it comes in contact with storm drains. It can also clog pipes or block the flow of water in these areas, so disposing drywall in an eco-friendly manner is critical.
At RRJ Disposal, we are committed to helping business owners and homeowners do their part to keep the planet and environment safe and healthy by recycling materials such as drywall. We’ve helped dispose of drywall and construction waste from residential, commercial, and construction sites all throughout the Greater Toronto area.
Once we remove the drywall, we make sure to dispose of it with a recycling team that separates all the components of the drywall sheets, then grinds the filtered plaster to be reincorporated into creating new drywall panels.
We’re always seeking out for new ways to keep our landfills void of recyclable materials. To work with an environmentally-friendly recycling and waste management company, visit RRJDisposal.ca today!