Paper, Cardboard, Glass, Cans. These are probably the main types of recycling you’re familiar with. But what do you know about the process of recycling wood waste, and what is the difference between wood waste and green waste?
Read on to find out more about the wood recycling process.
While not available to be recycled in a typical household recycling bin, wood is an accepted material at recycling centres or available to be collected by waste recycling companies. Most recycled wood comes from construction and demolition sites, but wood can be recycled from any business or household. Wood from construction sites is commonly the most difficult to recycle, as it usually consists of a lot of different types of wood that must be sorted first before recycling. It is also commonly found with other substances that can’t be recycled.
To be recycled easily, wood must be of good quality, clean and untreated to be able to be recycled. Many types of wood can be recycled including hardwood, softwood, plywood, hardboard, chipboard and blockboard. MDF is one type of wood that can’t be recycled and can only be disposed of through landfill or incineration.
Once collected, wood is taken to a recycling centre, where it is sorted and separated into its various types. It is then usually placed into a wood shredder where it is broken down into various sizes. After shredding, it is then sorted again and taken away to be used for various functions.
Recycled wood is used to make a wide range of things, including furnishings such as tables, chairs, ornaments and more. It can also be used in the household for panel boards, commonly used in lofts or decking.
It can also be used in composting and mulches, which returns the wood back to its original natural habitat. Recycled wood can also be used for energy production. By recycling wood, it helps to reduce the environmental impact of cutting down trees, which both saves trees and helps to reduce air and water pollution.
If you need great quality, eco-friendly wood waste recycling, get in touch with the experts at Cherry Hill Waste. Whether you are a commercial or residential client, we will work with you to manage your waste collection.
So if you live in Stoke-on-Trent or Newcastle Under Lyme, get in touch with us today for reliable green waste collection. We don’t just stop at wood, trying to salvage as much waste as we collect by sorting it and recycling up to 90% of it.
So call today on 01782 624209 to talk to one of our friendly and professional team for expert advice and to book our services. We don’t just stop at recycling, offering a range of services such as skip hire and aggregates. So visit our website now to find out more about the full range of services we can offer you today.