Gypsum waste disposal plants are an excellent business that is also helping the planet, board by board. Drywall boards or gypsum boards are 90% gypsum and, as that is a natural product, it can create diverse new products in their post-recycling life. It can also simply be recreated into gypsum boards, saving the existing resources and reducing the gypsum mining carbon footprint. However, here are some great product ideas for gypsum waste disposal plant owners.

Agricultural Booster

Gypsum is not new to agriculture. It has been used for centuries as a soil-based plant booster via reasonably soluble calcium and sulphur. These ingredients strengthen plants which creates better growth rates and yields. It also boosts the immune system of the plants. To top it all, it is affordable and eco-friendly.

Better Soil

While the plants are growing well and in abundance, the gypsum is also good for the soil. Soil is, in itself, an independent ecosystem and it needs to have its immune system boosted as well.

Good soil equals good roots, and this helps improve a plant’s hydration and feeding ability.

Agricultural advisory boards have reported that gypsum is arguably a better choice than calcitic lime to repair acidic soil as it penetrates deeper and disperses itself wider via spreading through water.

Toxic Agricultural Runoff Treatment

Agricultural runoff is a nasty offshoot of our farms. Nitrogen and phosphorous negatively impact the environment when it runs into rivers, lakes and streams. It affects wildlife, aquatic life and urban communities.

Ohio State University is showing promising results with the use of recycled gypsum to reduce the soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) by as much as 55% in the runoff.

Stock Bedding

Bedding for stock animals, such as dairy cows, is usually made up of sawdust, straw, etc. But while they are good at absorbing moisture, they rot when in contact with water which defeats the purpose. Pathogenic growth happens very quickly and the cows’ udders lie on these disease-creating pathogens. The addition of gypsum to the bedding prolongs dryness, thereby reducing mastitis pathogens and somatic cell counts.

This also works in bedding for chickens, horses, etc.

Soil Rehabilitation

Recycled gypsum is highly suitable for soil rehabilitation following industrial activities such as mining, smelting, refining, construction and mixed-contaminant activity.

Gypsum can form part of solutions that treat:

  • Aluminium contamination
  • Inferior soil aggregation
  • High dispersive soils
  • Lead contamination
  • Hydrocarbon contamination

Bulk Waste Semi-Solid Harmful Chemicals

Liquid waste is frequently reformed into solids to contain harmful industrial chemicals. Gypsum’s extreme absorption ability delivers premium, fast solubility and containment.

Filler Products

Recycled gypsum is ideal for cement (& ready-mix concrete) products and can be used in plastics, filling and sealing products, paints, grouting, putty, adhesives, and the like.


The list of products that recycled gypsum can go into is longer than a blog article allows for. Give our team a call and we can share more target industry ideas with you.

Diversify your gypsum waste disposal target market and save the planet one board at a time! Phone 1800-739-006 or let us call you back!