Gypsum drywall can be recycled to prevent landfill crowding, odor, and environmental problems. Gypsum drywall contains sulfate, and when drywall is disposed of in a landfill, water can dissolve this sulfate, leaching it into the ground. This can easily cause groundwater contamination, which can cause a domino effect of serious problems through neighboring ecosystems.
Recycling drywall is a much better option, and by choosing a waste management company that recycles drywall, like AYD, you can help prevent environmental contamination. Recycled drywall can be used to make new drywall, make cement, and used in composting.
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