Drywall Removal

Drywall Removal Services in the Lower Mainland

Drywall is used to create walls for residential and commercial properties. It is the preferred choice for contractors, as it is affordable and easy to install.

Many drywall installers don’t handle the drywall removal and disposal, as it is time-consuming to sort and expensive to recycle. With millions of tons of drywall produced and installed every year, it’s unfortunate that only a small amount of it ends up being recycled.

What is Drywall?

Drywall is a common material used in construction applications that is primarily made out of gypsum, among other materials. Gypsum is a naturally occurring substance that consists of calcium sulfate and water.

Drywall has many benefits:

  • Faster to build
  • Easy to repair
  • Fire resistant properties
  • Various sizes from 4 to 12 feet in length
  • Recyclable


Why should Drywall be Recycled?

Drywall is largely recyclable, therefore it’s very important to ensure the drywall waste you are left with after a construction project doesn’t end up in a landfill. When drywall gets wet, the sulfates will slowly move into the draining water. This is dangerous for anyone who may come in contact with this water. Under certain conditions, gypsum is also known to produce hydrogen sulfite and sulfur dioxide gas. This gas is unpleasant and very toxic.

Drywall removal and recycling is not only better for the environment, but it also has some economic value. It can be ground into a fine powder and repurposed into pellets. The pellets are then sold to different manufacturers who will use it to make products, such as new drywall.

Our Drywall Removal Services:

Drywall is a highly controlled material at all transfer stations throughout the Lower Mainland. That’s where Ethical Waste Services comes in. Our team are experts in drywall removal and can help you plan the drywall removal process for your project.

Drywall must be date stamped showing 1990 or newer. If the drywall is pre-1990, it must be accompanied by an asbestos testing report from a certified laboratory. The report must show the drywall is clear of asbestos and other banned materials. Contact us about our Asbestos Testing services. 


Call Ethical Waste Services at 604.329.5760 or email [email protected] to discuss your drywall removal needs.