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    We have just taken delivery of one of these, To help with the recycling of used & off cuts.


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    It will chop into 100mm X 100mm chunks greatly improving the amount of board placed in to skips or bags
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    Reducing plasterboard waste has savings potential.

    KNAUF DRYWALL ANTI-WASTE INITIATIVES GENERATE BIG SAVINGS

    Good to see these making an appearance. A chipper for drywall is such a simple idea seeing as gardiners have been using them for years. If you dont mind me asking, how much did this set you back as I could only find links to hire one? The site has another thread on recycling plasterboard as compost, and maybe this plant would help break it down a lot easier?
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    Thanks for the links, we were a bit doubtfull about the claims for saving space in the skips & bags etc, we have a few projects coming up where space for skips & storeage is Very tight hopefully it will be able to pay back the 3175 + the dreaded, over a few contracts, We have looked at hiring one but at 120 a day or 200 odd a week we took the gamble,

    As any eco products will be the future for the VERY wastefull dry wall trades
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    Surely that will never pay for itself?

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    Gypsum reacts with biodegradeable waste to produce hydrogen sulphide, so it is now a legal requirement that it is not put in the same landfill with biodegradeables.


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    Surely that will never pay for itself?
    If we can get 40% extra in a 200 skip or 1 ton bag it will soon be making more money than the fixers LOL
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    I take it that you have to dispose of your own waste. My clients generally supply a skip just for plasterboard.
    I'm still not totally convinced though, as you also have to account for the labour time spent chipping the board.

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