Plasterboard disposal at recycling centres

There is a charge to deposit plasterboard and plaster at the sites which accept these materials. Payment must be made online before you take plasterboard or plaster for recycling.

You can pay to deposit plasterboard or plaster using the button below.

Please read the notes below before you pay to recycle your plasterboard or plaster waste.

You can recycle plasterboard and plaster at these sites:

Bridgwater (Saltlands)
Taunton (Priorswood)
Wells (Dulcote)

The charge for treatment of plasterboard from 1 April 2021 is £4.60 per sheet or equivalent sack of plasterboard or plaster, with payment by credit or debit card made online. The minimum order is one sheet or sack, and the maximum disposal is 36 sheets or 36 standard rubble bags of plasterboard or plaster.

Please make your plasterboard deposit at your chosen site within three months of making payment.  You must show your payment receipt to site staff before you unload your vehicle and they will direct you to the appropriate container to deposit your plaster or plasterboard waste. Plasterboard and plaster waste should be free from contamination before you take it to the recycling centre. Remove all wood, masonry, tiles and fixings, and dispose of these separately. (Charges may apply).

Do not attempt to dispose of more material than you have paid for.

We set up the new system to encourage reuse, resale or return to supplier as alternatives to disposal and to prevent unauthorised use of recycling sites for commercial waste, while also ensuring that the full costs of treatment are met.

Plasterboard and plaster are gypsum-based materials used in building and construction works. This is not a hazardous material to handle or transport but requires separate recycling to cut toxic pollution. Anyone with excess plasterboard or plaster can save money and materials by recycling them through their supplier, or selling or giving them away for reuse.

Plasterboard was banned from general landfill in 2009, as it breaks down to produce toxic and odorous gases and leachate when mixed with bio-degradable waste.