Why can't I put my leftover gyproc/drywall in the garbage?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

Gyproc is made of gypsum (calcium sulphate). When gypsum is deprived of oxygen, such as when it is buried in a sanitary landfill, it begins to break down in a way that releases a toxic gas. Gypsum is easily recycled into new gyproc/drywall. Phone the RCBC Recycling Hotline for the location of a collection facility in your area.

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