If you’ve been working on a DIY gardening project, or you’re a professional landscape gardener, you’ll need to dispose of your waste responsibly. Just chucking it away means it will go straight to landfill, which is a leading cause of dangerous greenhouse gases that are endangering us all. With that in mind, it’s important to recycle your wood and green waste responsibly, but where does it all go?
A large proportion of used green and wood waste goes towards compost to be reused and fuel further growth. In this process, green waste is collected from a recycling plant and shredded to help it be broken down and placed into piles. From here the material begins to decompose naturally and is aided by regular turning from machines. After a period of further decomposition, the material is sifted to remove any large pieces and it’s ready for use! Using compost is a great way to return the waste to the earth and help grow your crops.
A more creative way that wood waste can be recycled is by turning it into pieces of furniture. There are a number of local and national businesses that take old bits of timber and repurpose them as rustic pieces of furniture like garden benches, dining tables, doors and even flooring!
MDF and Wood Chipping
Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is created from the recycling process of certain types of wood. The used wood is broken down and shredded into fibres where it is then compressed with wax into stiff boards for further reuse.
Wood chipping is another way that wood can be recycled for reuse. Ever thought where all the protective wood chipping at the local park comes from? It’s from the wood you throw away!
Both wood and green waste can be used when creating a vegetable patch in your garden. If you’re interested in building one of your own in the garden, first consider sourcing some recycled timber to create a segregated section of the garden and then use compost from some green waste to help fuel the growth of your veggies!
Recycle Your Wood and Green Waste in Newcastle-under-Lyme with Cherry Hill Waste
If you want to help the environment and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites, recycle all of your green and wood waste with Cherry Hill. We promote sustainability and have a long history of helping local residents and businesses to manage their waste responsibly.
To find out more, contact us today. You can find us at Knutton House, Cherry Hill Lane, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6EE or call us on 01782 624209.