Sheetrock Disposal in San Jose, CA
Sheetrock, also known as drywall and wallboard, is one of the most used construction materials in homes and commercial buildings in the country. Bay Area Scavenger and Recycling in San Jose, CA offers an easy and affordable way to dispose of it with benefits for the environment. Whether you have leftover bits from new construction or demolition from a remodel, our facility recycles as much sheetrock as possible to keep it out of landfills. We welcome drop-offs from residents and commercial contractors. Visit us today or call for prices.
What Type of Sheetrock Do We Take?
Sheetrock consists of gypsum sandwiched between two paperboards. Gypsum is a natural element mined from the earth, so it can be recycled if dealt with properly. We accept two categories of sheetrock:
- Separated Sheetrock – This is drywall that has been completely separated at the job site from all other materials and includes nothing but full or partial bits of drywall.
- Mixed Sheetrock – This category can contain a small number of other construction items such as wood, ceiling tiles, or other debris commonly found built with or around drywall. Please visit the construction debris page for information on disposing loads from demolition sites.
What to Know About Sheetrock Disposal
Sheetrock mixed with excessive amounts of wood or other recyclable debris may be considered construction debris or trash. Be aware of common non-recyclable materials often combined with sheetrock that won’t be accepted as sheetrock recycling, such as:
- Pressure-treated, stained, or painted wood
- Packing material
- Roofing materials
- Windows and doors
- And more
Why Recycle Sheetrock?
When gypsum ends up in landfills, it causes problems for the environment, and water is no friend to sheetrock. When it gets wet in buildings and homes, it can lead to mold growth. When it gets wet in landfills, it mixes with organic materials and turns into hydrogen sulfide, a gas that can be dangerous if people are exposed to large amounts. Hydrogen sulfide also contaminates water that can harm plants and freshwater animals. When we recycle gypsum, we keep it out of landfills, minimizing these harmful effects. Recycled gypsum can be put towards beneficial uses such as a soil additive for crops. Contact us for prices today.
Bay Area Scavenger and Recycling
P.O. Box 55187
Hayward, CA 94545
Hours of Operation
Monday: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
11740 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95133, USA