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    Default Can you compost old drywall?


    Can you compost old drywall? This is a serious question BTW.
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    Ive found that driwall adhesive once wet and set because of the chemical in it won't break down at all - im guessing that it wont compost either !
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    alex

    if you mean Plasterboard (drywall) then yes and it is extremley good for breaking up hard clay soil, ready for top soil or planting (your gardening lesson for the day brought to you by belmoreboy

    Something to do with the gypsum breaks up the 'stickiness' of the clay in the soil drawing the moisture out making it more usable.

    Alex just wondered why you are asking - have you found you can't tip old gypsum products?

    I read the new law came in April this year about zero tolerence for gypsum in landfill.
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    Aye, she did say plasterboard / drwall / sheetrock rather than adhesive. I was helping a lady who posted the question on a social networking site I've just been reaquainted with. I was interested in knowing the answer as well.

    I don't hang or strip out any plasterboard, thats someone elses problem Marcus.

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    Use the supposed radioactive chinese plasterboard,
    no weeds will ever grow and light up your garden with a cool green glow at night for free. result

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    Yes our company can dry this also. We are specialized in to the drying cleaning and other services for morte info call us at - (Deleted as spam by administrator)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Can you compost old drywall? This is a serious question BTW.
    Not sure on that, I have used a plasterboard crusher which reduces the amount of skips required therefore deemed to be a greener option, another option that has been muted and is perfectly acceptable is to put the cut off plasterboard inside the partition cavity.

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