Storage & Disposal
Select your question below
How do I store cement based products?
If you have to store bagged cement products at home, make sure you keep them off the ground and fully protected from the weather.
The recommended shelf life of Grey Cement based products is approximately 6 months from the time of purchase. It is recommended that any product made with Off White Cement is used within 3 months of purchase.
Once opened how quickly should I use a bag of product?
Once you’ve opened a bag of cement based product, it is recommended to use the contents that same day and discard any remaining product.
If a cement based product appears to be hard then you need to dispose of the bag and source a fresh bag as it has likely been exposed to moisture and has reacted with the water.
How do I dispose of the empty bag?
After extensive quality trialing, Cement Australia has been able to remove the plastic inner lining in most of our "just add water" blended products making the bags now fully suitable for recycling as just paper.
For Cement Australia, ‘sustainable practices’ means putting our sustainability strategy into action and this initiative will mean over half a million kilograms of waste per year that can now be recycled instead of ending up as land fill.
The cement and cement blend products still have a thin plastic liner inside the paper bag and so are not suitable for recycling. Please dispose of these bags thoughtfully in the standard rubbish.
If in doubt, please check the back of the bag as it will clearly show the recycling symbol if the bag contains only paper.