Wirral council announces new way to dispose of plaster
WIRRAL Council is informing residents of a change to the disposal of plaster and plasterboard.
Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) has provided a separate gypsum container at its West Kirby site for local residents to use for the disposal of plaster and plasterboard.
Previously, gypsum waste such as plaster and plasterboard was deposited along with general rubble, but following a change in national Landfill Regulations this waste must now be managed separately.
Research by the Environment Agency has identified that gypsum put in landfill can lead to the production of toxic gas.
Therefore, residents are asked not put any plaster or plasterboard waste into their green general waste wheelie bins or their grey recycling bins.
Biffa crews will not be able to collect any bins containing plaster or plasterboard.
Any residents with plaster and plasterboard to dispose of can take it to a dedicated gypsum recycling container at West Kirby Household Waste Recycling Centre on Greenbank Road.
The waste will then be sent to a local processor and recycled for use in the cement industry.
Carl Beer, Director of MWDA, said: “We support the move by the Environment Agency to separate out this waste for recycling and recovery and we’re happy to follow their lead.
"It’s important that this waste is handled properly and we prevent potentially harmful substances from being generated further down the line." THE GLOBE