New West Gypsum Recycling Inc

New West Gypsum Recycling Inc

New West Gypsum Recycling Inc

New West Gypsum Recycling (NWGR) of Vancouver, British Columbia is the world leader in the recycling of gypsum waste and drywall/plasterboard products. Since our inception, we have recycled more than 4 million tonnes of wet and dry gypsum wallboard waste from new building construction and renovation sites, as well as from drywall manufacturers, wholesalers and applicators.

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5620 - 198 Street , Langely , V3A 7C7 British Co Canada
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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Material Recycling
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1985

Founded in 1985 by Tony and Gwen McCamley,and now with recycling plants in Canada, Europe and the United States, New West Gypsum Recycling (NWGR) of Vancouver, British Columbia is the world leader in the recycling of gypsum waste and drywall/plasterboard products.
 
Since our inception, we have recycled more than 4 million tonnes of wet and dry gypsum wallboard waste from new building construction and renovation sites, as well as from drywall manufacturers, wholesalers and applicators.
 
We are known as an acknowledged expert in the efficient and economic processing of these waste products, and our patented technology, proprietary processing systems and consulting services for recycling gypsum waste are applicable around the world.

The Company
Founded in 1985, New West Gypsum Recycling Inc. is the world leader in the recycling of wet and dry waste gypsum, drywall/plasterboard from new and renovation construction sites, manufacturing plants, wholesalers and applicators. The company's team of professionals specializes in the efficient and economic re-processing of these waste products.
 
Goal
To make the recycling of gypsum waste an integral step in the world's drywall/plasterboard industry.
 
Facilities
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vaujours, France
Belgium
Bristol, United Kingdom
Seattle, Washington, USA
 
Products
Joint-venture recycling systems.
Consulting to government, industry and environmental organizations on establishing drywall-recycling programs.
 
Yield
Recycled gypsum can be used in new gypsum board manufacturing at rates greater than 25 percent while maintaining a yield in excess of 97 percent.
 
Results
Over 4.5 million tonnes recycled to date (December 2011).
Potential for reduced raw material costs for drywall manufacturing.
Potential for lower energy costs in producing drywall.
Savings on drywall scrap disposal.
Environmentally sound disposal alternative.

New West Gypsum Recycling (NWGR) began operations in the mid-1980's, when the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) in British Columbia, Canada banned the disposal of drywall waste from its landfill sites. A means of recycling waste drywall was sought in an effort to assist manufacturers, applicators and wholesalers in contending with this regulation. NWGR founders Tony and Gwen McCamley, who were operating a construction materials waste and disposal company at the time, began experimenting with ways to grind and concentrate gypsum drywall waste.
Over time, they developed a process that pulverizes the gypsum core and removes nearly all of the backing paper, leaving recycled gypsum ready for use.
 
Vancouver gypsum board plants began a pilot program to determine the effects of mixing recycled and virgin gypsum, with NWGR supplying the recycled material.
The end result provided an efficient means of handling plant production and market waste, and the recycled product became an immediate, readily available raw material source for use in the manufacture of new drywall products. With the success of the pilot program, NWGR received contracts to recycle thousands of tons of scrap wallboard.
 
NWGR overcame industry concerns about quality by developing innovative systems and processes designed to pulverize and clean waste gypsum much more effectively. NWGR's process now reduces the paper content to an average of less than two percent, and also solves the problem of high moisture content in recyclable drywall. The result: industry acceptance and a viable new business that expanded into Eastern Canada and the United States in the early 1990's.
 
Since 1990, the company has expanded its processing capabilities and developed methods of recycling the paper backing for re-use in many different applications. NWGR continues to promote the value of recycling as a cost-effective and economically viable part of the drywall manufacturing and installation process worldwide.

New West Gypsum Recycling receives pre- and post-consumer gypsum waste, reconstitutes the materials into useful products, and provides the raw material for new manufacturing.
 
Waste wallboard and gypsum goes through the following general processing stages in the NWGR process:
1.Inbound wet and dry loads of waste product are dumped on the NWGR plant's tipping floor, and hand-cleaned of metal, plastic and other debris.
2.The raw material gypsum waste is loaded into a large feed hopper and then fed onto a conveyor belt, where an electromagnet removes ferrous metal fragments.  
3.The material is then conveyed to an enclosed processing area that separates the paper liner from the gypsum core.  
4.The recyclable gypsum is trucked back to drywall manufacturers, where it is combined with virgin rock or synthetic gypsum to make new wallboard. NWGR studies have shown that new wallboard can include in excess of 25 percent recycled gypsum. Also, recycled gypsum combined with synthetic gypsum produces desirable consistency levels in the manufacture of new gypsum-based products.
5.The paper is further processed prior to recycling for use in a wide variety of applications.
 
To minimize local environmental impact of the NWGR recycling plant NWGR has developed an air filtration systems to reduce the local environmental impact of the recycling plant.
 
The material is then conveyed to an enclosed processing area that separates the paper liner from the gypsum core.

The recyclable gypsum is trucked back to drywall manufacturers, where it is combined with virgin rock or synthetic gypsum to make new wallboard. NWGR studies have shown that new wallboard can include in excess of 25 percent recycled gypsum. Also, recycled gypsum combined with synthetic gypsum produces desirable consistency levels in the manufacture of new gypsum-based products.
 
The paper is further processed prior to recycling for use in a wide variety of applications.
 
Minimal local environmental impact of the NWGR recycling plant NWGR has developed on-site wheel wash and air filtration systems to reduce the local environmental impact of the recycling plant.