DIY enthusiasts invited to recycle plasterboard

We Recycle - lets-do-diy.comDIY enthusiasts in Wales who hold concerns about the environment may be interested in a new recycling scheme taking place in Pembrokeshire.

Six civic amenity and recycling centres throughout the county have been upgraded which will now allow for used plasterboard to be recycled.

The news comes after it was reported that gypsum - the mineral which makes up plasterboard - would no longer be accepted at landfill sites.

Councillor Ken Rowlands, cabinet spokesperson for the environment, states: "I'm sure there are many DIY experts in Pembrokeshire who will make use of the scheme and help protect the environment by conserving natural supplies of gypsum thereby reducing the need for landfill."

Those taking part in a DIY project involving plasterboard may be interested to hear that plasterboard covered with wallpaper, paint or backed with foil can be recycled and that such a material must be dry when sent for recycling.

Plasterboard that is too wet or has foam, tiles or insulation material attached to it cannot be used.

Britons keen on DIY may be interested to hear recent comments made by Jeff Howell in the Daily Telegraph, where he claimed that now is an ideal time for people to check their property for any signs of damage caused during the winter.

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