Did you know that gypsum board debris can be transformed to enrich farmland or used as absorbent material by pumping companies and commercial garages? The Écocentre Saint-Laurent is participating in a pilot project to give gypsum a second life.
At the city’s écocentres, gypsum waste is deposited in the same containers as other recyclable building materials. As a result, it may be contaminated by these materials.
As part of a pilot project that will run until August 2022, the Écocentre Saint-Laurent is handling gypsum separately from other construction debris. This sorting process improves the quality of recycled gypsum and increases its potential for reuse. Gypsum powder is recycled into a product that enriches farm soil, and paper is recycled into absorbent material that is used by pumping companies and commercial garages.
To ensure that the gypsum is clean and contaminant-free, please separate the gypsum from your debris before bringing it to the Écocentre Saint-Laurent.