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Dry wall/gypsum

Sheetrock is the brand name for the drywall produced by the United States Gypsum Company, and while it's common, it isn't the only type of drywall around. Drywall consists of a paper-covered, hard-packed gypsum core, and it usually comes in 4- by 8-foot sheets with thicknesses from 1/4 to 5/8 inches. It's one of the most common waste materials produced on construction sites, and it's important to dispose of it responsibly.

The best drywall disposal solution is to avoid creating waste in the first place. One way to minimize waste is to order sheets with dimensions appropriate for the room you're drywalling and to cut judiciously. Scrap pieces of drywall also come in handy as concrete forms. If you're engaged in new construction, Cal Recycle recommends placing scrap pieces of drywall in the wall cavities before you cover them. You can also save drywall pieces for another project, offer them for free online as salvage or donate them to the project of another builder or organization, such as Habitat for Humanity.

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Pacific Sanitation

590 Caletti Ave
Windsor, CA 95492

NotesDrop-off, pickup and fee: clean painted and unpainted gypsum, drywall and wallboard.

Republic Services/Global Materials Recovery Services

3899 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

NotesDrop-off and fee: clean dry unpainted drywall, sheet rock, and wall board. No metal fasteners.

Republic Services/Industrial Carting

3911 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

NotesPickup and fee: clean gypsum, drywall, wallboard. No metal fasteners.

Wheeler Zamaroni

3500 Petaluma Hill Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

NotesDrop-off and fee: clean unpainted gypsum, drywall, wallboard. Nails and screws okay.