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Loose EPS insulation removal & disposal

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We're starting the tedious demolition process in our bungalow while we wait for planning permission to come through - doing it by hand with intention it save or recycle everything from the house.

 

The attic is filled with loose polystyrene balls / grains... It's a mess and covers all 115m² of the loft. 

 

Any suggestions on how to get rid of it? I want to keep it seperate from the plaster etc and dispose of it properly. Super large industrial vacuum? Calculated that there is about 10m³ of the bloody stuff! Largest one I've found online is only 60l.

 

And then disposal.... I've been told I can recycle clean EPS... But this will be full of dust and crap and the council guys couldn't give me a straight answer.

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If you can bag it somehow, the right wording on gumtree could see it gone in a day. I sold all my spare insulation in jig time?  'ceiling insulation balls free' should do it! 

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"free Ceiling insulation. BUYER COLLECTS"

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Have the same issue on a refurbishment project I'm doing. Need to pull down the old wattle and daub ceilings and there is loads of dirty, dusty, spider infested vermiculite beads all above. Can't wait!

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Posted (edited)
45 minutes ago, iSelfBuild said:

vermiculite

 --they use that to make potting compost

 so you could possibly mix it in with soil in the garden?

Edited by scottishjohn

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Thanks everybody. I think I'll punch a few holes in the ceilings and brush it down in to 1m³ bags and see if anybody wants it!

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