Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  Plaster & plasterboard used in construction


Allow wet, mixed plaster to go off before disposal. You must not dispose of liquid wastes to landfill.

You must separate plaster, plasterboard and other gypsum products from your general wastes, as they contain high levels of sulphate.

You must dispose of non-hazardous… read more

  Plaster & plaster products

…sulphate, you must separate plaster, plasterboard and other gypsum products from your general wastes.

You must dispose of non-hazardous gypsum-based materials in landfills for non-hazardous waste, in cells where there is no biodegradable waste. You must dispose of gypsum-based materials that… read more

  Yard run-off

…will be highly alkaline (pH of between 9.5 and 14). Water that is highly alkaline is also highly toxic to aquatic life.

  • Where dry plaster mixes with water, the resulting run-off will be high in suspended solids.
  • Where yard run-off is likely to have mixed with raw materials… read more

      More general materials and equipment topics

    …of controlled drugs DHSSPS Northern Ireland: Controlled drugs Disposing of medicines You must dispose of medicines through specialist disposal methods. They are normally disposed of through specialist incineration. You must never dispose of them down the sink or drain. Pharmaceutical waste You must… read more

      More water topics (P - Y)

    …you disposal options in your area. Alternatively, to find contractors in your area who can recycle or dispose of your waste material, use the NetRegs Waste Directory. Find your nearest waste site Any waste that contains hydrocarbons, for example hydraulic oils or diesel, will need to be disposed of… read more

      More construction topics

    plaster into drains or surface waters as this can cause water pollution. You can recycle clean, uncontaminated plasterboard. Speak to your supplier for more information. Allow wet, mixed plaster to go off before disposal. You must not dispose of liquid wastes to landfill. You must separate plaster,read more

      A-Z of jobs

    …rubber and plastics - Rubber and plastic products * Plant propagation - Agriculture * Planting - timber - Forestry * Plaster product manufacturing - Mineral products * Plastering - Construction * Plastic manufacturing - Rubber and plastic products * Plastics - recycling and reprocessing - Recycling… read more


    …vehicles. When you dispose of this equipment you will need to dispose of it as asbestos waste. Asbestos-contaminated soil Asbestos-contaminated soil can be created by mixing clean soil with demolition rubble, through poor housekeeping at industrial sites or through poor waste disposal practices. You… read more

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