Wood waste collection and disposal
Wood waste collection and disposal

Wood waste collection and disposal

Wood waste is the last unwanted product from activities such as pruning branches and lumber-jacking. It may be uprooted or un-uprooted tree stumps and discarded trees. Most wood waste comes from urban areas because massive construction, demolition, wood processing and packing activities are common.

Industries that create wood waste include plywood and particleboard mills, sawmills, and paper and pulp mills.

Disposing of wood waste

  • Wood waste types

There are four wood waste types. They include used wood, problem wood, natural wood and scrap wood waste.

Some examples of problem wood waste include a blend of regular and problem wood waste, wood containing preservative agents, and unwanted laminated wood.

Used wood wastes include wood from common materials like colour pallets, deserted wooden parts of a building, and wooden furniture.

Scrap wood wastes are from construction sites, sawmills, furniture factories and carpenter’s workshops.

Natural wood wastes include wood pieces and sawdust from logging activities.

  • How to dispose of wood waste

Disposing of wood waste requires getting the right bin types and correct sizes of skips, bins, balers and other storage containers. You can arrange this with London Rubbish Removal, and we will give you the right bins for wood waste disposal.

When you fill the bins with wood waste, we will come to your business premises at the agreed time to pick up the waste. Ensure the wood waste is contaminant-free and remove small metals that can interfere with recycling. However, you don’t have to separate or break down the wood. After the wood waste collection, we will transport it to a wood recycling centre for sorting and processing.

Wood waste management

  • Storing wood wastes

Waste collecting bins include pile-up stations in different materials, shapes and sizes to reduce spreading litter. The waste-collecting container types include centralised bin stations, localised containers, transfer balers or waste transfer carts, and waste yard dumpsters.

The localised container or desk-side bins are single refuse bins for increasing the efficiency of proper wood waste handling. They can be at close points to throw small personal trash like papers. This bin option helps people organise their garbage, increasing the recycling rate of wood waste.

Centralised bins, also called high-traffic containers, are placed strategically to collect waste from localised containers. These bins are usually in corridors and hallways for storing employees’ wood waste in furniture workshops.

Wood waste transfer or utility carts are for receiving waste from centralised stations or moving waste to the transfer baler. These bins are big and carry more wood waste transfer carts is more economical than getting several high-traffic bins.

A refuse yard dumpster is the last point for storing larger amounts of waste. They can hold multiple tonnes of wood waste from the waste transfer balers.

Scrap wood collection

  • Collecting wood waste

After collecting wood waste, we recycle as much as possible. Wood waste is readily recyclable and needs only a little processing. Wood waste can be converted to wood chips – small wood debris perfect for creating a landscape cover or bed gardens. Some companies can compose wood waste and use it as raw material for producing biomass fuel. Others use wood waste as raw material to make plywood, fencing wood and demolition tools.

What you should know about wood waste

Wood waste is one of the top sources of waste produced in the UK. Although the UK is 1% of the world’s population, it uses about 3% of the world’s wood. Wood waste was formerly disposed of in dumpsites, even with wood is a recyclable and organic product.

However, over the past few years, companies have begun disposing of wood waste properly and opting for reuse.

London Rubbish Removal can help collect and properly dispose of your wood waste. Contact us now at 020 37451018 to book our wood waste collection and disposal service.

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