Plasterboard

You can now take plaster and plasterboard to a household waste recycling centre or to a waste transfer facility listed below.


If you have removed plasterboard from your own home

You can now take plasterboard to either a waste transfer facility or a recycling centre, depending on the height of your vehicle.


If your vehicle is under 2 metres, you can visit one of these recycling centres:

Please note that you do not need to wear full PPE when you visit a recycling centre. However you should follow local safety rules and wear a mask and attempt to keep a distance of 2 metres between you and other site visitors.


If your vehicle is 2 metres or over, you must visit one of the waste transfer facilities listed below:

Important information before you visit

When you visit, you must:

Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

For health and safety reasons, PPE must be worn when recycling or disposing of your household waste at the waste transfer facilities.

Due to Covid-19 we are currently unable to provide shared PPE. You must bring and wear your own.

If you do not wear the correct PPE, you will not be able to dispose of your waste and recycling.

You must wear:

      • a hard hat
      • safety glasses
      • a high visibility jacket or vest
      • safety gloves
      • safety boots or shoes (steel-capped)

Provide a proof of address

Please take your recent council tax bill, annual water bill or utility bill (gas, electric or landline telephone) relating to the property where the waste is from. You can bring a printed copy or show it on your phone. Please note mobile telephone bills are not accepted.

Provide a hire vehicle document

If you are using a hire vehicle please take your hire agreement documents with you.


Please note: If you have hired someone to remove the plasterboard

If you have hired someone to remove the plasterboard for you, it can’t be disposed of at any of our sites because this is classed as business waste. The tradesperson or builder should dispose of the plasterboard for you.

 

Recycle for Greater Manchester