HIPPO can provide a quick and reliable service to allow you to remove excess plasterboard from your site. As part of our commitment to responsible and ethical waste logistics, our dedicated plasterboard disposal and recycling scheme means that we recycle 100% of uncontaminated plasterboard that we collect.
In addition to collecting plasterboard, HIPPO’s reliable, flexible and convenient service allows the segregation of different types of waste from your project. This means that you can easily increase your company’s recycling rates, as well as saving money on landfill tax.
HIPPO recycles around 90 per cent of waste that we collect, so provide a responsible method of removing general waste from your project. We also offer reviews of environmental performance on a site by site basis – including a breakdown by waste stream and percentage of landfill diversion.
We offer a national waste logistics service, meaning that both regional and national operations are ideally suited to HIPPO.
HIPPOBAGs are non-bulky and lightweight, meaning that space can be saved on-site whilst you are undertaking your project. In addition to being affordable, strong and convenient, HIPPOBAGs come in three different sizes, so you can choose the size of HIPPOBAG for your specific project and save money.
What has HIPPO done?
Galliford Try used the HIPPOBAG system for disposing of the waste generated from a major refurbishment project of a building that was being converted into student accommodation. This meant creating a lot of small rooms using plasterboard.
With the aid of pallet trucks, Galliford Try were able to manoeuvre HIPPOBAGs within confined spaces to position them close to where work was being carried out. Once full, the timely collection guarded against double-handling of waste and the subsequent downtime usually associated with waiting for a skip to be delivered and collected.
In 2002 plasterboard was reclassified as a non-inert waste that needs to be disposed of separately at landfill at an increased cost. Different to traditional containers for waste, the HIPPOBAGs made it easier for the team on site to segregate the plasterboard from other waste materials so that it could be recycled, rather than sent to landfill.
"The HIPPOBAG has not only provided Galliford Try with enhanced operational efficiences on site but also the ultimate solution for the segregation and subsequent recycling of plasterboard."
~ Terry O’Neil, Site Manager, Galliford Try