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REBRI Resource Recovery Plasterboard: Centralised sorting, storage and processing (PDF)


Product Description

This guide provides good practice advice to maximise recovery rates for plasterboard waste from construction and demolition (C&D) sites. The guidelines cover the sorting of plasterboard, processing of plasterboard into crushed gypsum and paper and the storage of the raw and processed product at a dedicated or centralised facility.

The aim is to assist operators of mobile and centralised crushing facilities to adopt practices that:

  • maximise operational efficiency and the amount of plasterboard sorted from the landfill or cleanfill
  • minimise contamination and damage of the processed product
  • avoid or minimise environmental and nuisance effects from processing.

This guideline covers:

  • finding good markets for crushed plasterboard
  • on-site versus centralised processing
  • setting up a processing facility
  • operating a plasterboard recycling plant
  • testing and storage of crushed plasterboard
  • environmental, health and safety hurdles
  • resources and contacts
  • other guidelines in this series.
Product Information
Publication date 1 March 2024
Author BRANZ
Product type Book
Availability Available
Product code BR017