Published Studies Pertaining to Gypsum Drywall Recycling


  • Cochran, K. (2003). "Florida Phenomenon: Pilot Studies Drywall Recycling in the Sunshine State." Waste Age, August, 24-25.
  • Cochran, K. (2003). "Rip, Tear, Grind, Crush: How to Turn Waste Drywall into a Marketable Product." MSW Management.


  • Kunde, J. and S. Newenhouse (2002). "Leading the Way to New C&D Recycling Markets (Type X Drywall)" Resource Recycling, January.


  • Wolkowski, R. (2000). "Land Application of Crushed Gypsum Wallboard Waste for Alfalfa." Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 31(1&2), 187-199.
  • Townsend, T. and C. McClendon (2000). "Exploring Gypsum Drywall Recycling." Resource Recycling. December, 34-39.
  • Mitchell, J. P., C. Shennan, M.J. Singer, D. W. Peters, R. O. Miller, T. Prichard, S. R. Grattan, J. D. Rhoades, D. M. May, and D. S. Munk (2000). "Impacts of gyspum and winter cover crops on soil physical properties and crop productivity when irrigated with saline water." Agrigultural Water Management. 45, 55-71.


  • "Drywall Improves the Compost Mix." BioCycle, September 1999, P51.
  • Sparks, K. (1999). "Onsite Grinding of Residential C&D Materials." Resource Recycling, August, 20-24.


  • Ewadinger, M. and K. Gray. “Wallboard Scrap Moves Up the Reuse Ladder”. May 1998. Biocycle, 53.
  • Harler, C. August 1998. "Dealing With Gypsum." Recycling Today, 36-44.
  • Turley, W. (1998). "What’s Happening in Gypsum Recycling." C&D Debris Recycling, January/February, 8-12.


  • Ilyas, M., R.H. Qureshi, and M.A. Qadir. 1997. “Chemical changes in a saline-sodic soil after gypsum application and cropping,” Soil Technology, 10: 247-260.
  • Singh, M.V., R. Chabra and I.P. Abrol. 1997. “Interactions between applications of gypsum and zinc sulphate on the yield and chemical composition of rice grown on an alkali soil,” Journal of Agricultural Science 108: 275-279.


  • Korcak, R. F. (1996). "Byproduct Utilization in Agriculture: Past Experience and Potentials for the Future." Mining Engineering, August, 79-82.

  • Munn, D. A. and J. Carr. "Cropland Utilization of Ground Drywall." Biocycle, July, 57.


  • Harker, B. (1995). "A Technique to Recycle Gypsum." C&D Debris Recycling. Fall, 8, 13-15.


  • Wallace, A. 1994. “Use of Gypsum on Soil Where Needed Can Make Agriculture More Sustainable,” Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 25(1&2): 109-116.


  • White, E. H. and M. E. Burger (1993). "Construction Drywall as a Soil Amendment." Biocycle, July, 70-71.


  • Gypsum Association (1992). “Treatment and Disposal of Gypsum Board Waste: Industry Position Paper”. Construction Dimensions, February, 5-6, 29-30.

  • Gypsum Association (1992). “Treatment and Disposal of Gypsum Board Waste: Technical Paper. Part II”. Construction Dimensions, March 58-63.
  • Wyatt, C.L. and T.N. Goodman. (1992). "The utilization of recycled sheetrock (refined gypsum) as a litter material for broiler houses." Poultry Science, 71:1572-1576.
  • "Recycling Gypsum from C&D Debris." Biocycle, March, 34-36.
  • "Recycling in the New West." Resource Recycling, August, 33-34.


  • Carter, M.R., and J.A. Cutliffe. 1990. Effects of gypsum on mineral content of Brussel sprouts, and soil properties of Orthic Podzols. Fertilizer Research 24: 77-84.


  • Alva, A.K., G.J. Gascho, and Y. Guang. 1989. Gypsum material effects on peanut and soil calcium. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 20: 1727-1744.
  • Shainberg, I., M.E. Sumner, W.P. Miller, M.P.W. Farina, M.A. Pavan, and M.V. Fey. 1989. Use of Gypsum on Soils: A Review. Advances in Soil Science (9): 1-101.


  • Cutliffe, J.A. 1988. Effects of lime and gypsum on yields and nutrition of two cultivars of Brussels sprouts. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 68: 611-615.